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Waning Cultural Values and Adolescent Chastity: A Study of Arugba in Nigeria

Ebire, Seyi and Ajayi, M. P. and George, T. O. (2014) Waning Cultural Values and Adolescent Chastity: A Study of Arugba in Nigeria. Developing Countty Studies, 4 (4). pp. 45-51. ISSN 2224-607X (Paper) ISSN 2225-0565 (Online

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The rapid increase in moral decadence among · adolescents has become a recognized social problem in Nigeria. The study focuses on the role of cultural values and how it has helped to promote chastity. It examines the perception of female adolescents and their parents towards chastity and also the role media play in upholding the value. Survey and in-depth interview were employed to gather data. 160 Respondents are drawn from Osogbo Local Government in Osun State, Nigeria. Findings reveal a decline in cultural values and practices over time and this is linked to the impact of westernization on value placed on female adolescent chastity. The study revealed that the media has really not helped by portraying pictures or videos that encourage adolescents to remain chaste. As much as culture influences our way of life, the role of the family in maintaining moral sanctity cannot be over emphasized as the family is the primary agent of socialization

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Chastity, Adolescents, Waning Culture values
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2015 20:43
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2015 20:43

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