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Environmental Worry of River State Residents in the Niger Delta Region, Nigeria

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Human-made cataclysmic events from over 50 years of oil production, gas explosions, and oil spillages soak the Niger Delta pose psychological challenges to the people in the environment. Thus this study examined environmental worry of Rivers State residents of Niger Delta, Nigeria. Data collected were analysed using independent t-test and one-way ANOVA. The findings of the FGD revealed that there is an awareness of loss of land, loss of control of technical networks in oil production and experience of environmental degradation. Additionally, the survey results showed a significant difference on environmental worry based on sex and age. However, nativity, employment status and educational status did not significantly differentiate between groups on environmental worry. The implication of the results of the study is discussed in line with relevance of residents’ expectations, prospects and choice of enduring lifestyle, living and survival.

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Akinbobola, O. & Njor, B. (2014). Environmental Worry of River State Residents in the Niger Delta Region, Nigeria. Psychology, 5, 32-37. doi: 10.4236/psych.2014.51007.

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