FAMILY AND SCHOOL CLIMATE AS PREDICTORS OF CHILDREN’S VULNERABILITY TO CHILD TRAFFICKING

ABSTRACT

The study was carried out to determine if family and school climate predict children’s vulnerability to trafficking in Anambra State. In pursuance of the above objective, six research questions and six hypotheses guided the study. The instrument used for data collection was a researcher designed questionnaire titled “Students’ Vulnerability toTrafficking Questionnaire (SVTQ)”. Copies of the instrument were given to experts in the Faculty of Education, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, to validate and their corrections were effected. To test the reliability of the instrument, copies of the instrument were given to 50 Senior SecondarySchool students and the result was analyzed using Cronbach AlphaStatistics. No of respondents used as sample were 1164. The sampling technique used was multistage sampling design. Stratified random sampling was used to select the three education zones while simple random sampling with replacement was used to select the four schools used in each education zone. Purposive sampling method was used in selecting 100 children used in each school. The data were analyzed usingPearson Product Moment Correlation for the research questions andMultiple Regression for the hypotheses. The findings showed that family and school climate are predictors of children’s vulnerability to trafficking.Family socio-economic status, family size, family structure, family climate, teacher-student relationship and student-student relationship significantly predict children’s vulnerability to trafficking. Based on the findings, implications were highlighted and recommendations were made among them is creating awareness of the modern day slavery-trafficking.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

Background of the Study
Statement of the Problem
Objective of the Study
Research Questions
Significance of the Study
Scope and Limitation of the Study
Definition of Operational Terms

CHAPTER TWO

LITERATURE REVIEW

2.1 An Overview 22

CHAPTER THREE

RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

3.1 Sources of Data

3.2 Population of the Study

3.3 Instrument Used For Study

3.4 Validity of the Instrument Used

3.5 Reliability of the Study

CHAPTER FOUR

SUMMARY OF FINDINGS

4.1 Findings

4.2 Discussion of Findings

CHAPTER FIVE

5.1 Conclusion

5.2 Recommendations

5.3 Suggestions

Bibliography

Appendix I

Appendix II