Risky Framing and Gender Effects on Security Decision Choices among a Nigerian Sample

Awo, Larry O. and Mefoh, Philip C. and Nwonyi, Sampson K. and Igbere, N. Billy (2018) Risky Framing and Gender Effects on Security Decision Choices among a Nigerian Sample. International Journal of Research and Innovation in Social Science (IJRISS), II (XII). pp. 153-158. ISSN 2454-6186

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Efforts to proffer lasting solutions to security challenges have in most cases not yielded the expected results. Through a 2x2 factorial design, the current study examined risky framing and gender effects on security decision choices among 120 (60 male, 60 female) University of Nigeria, Nsukka students. Their ages ranged from 16-29 years (M = 20.35 years, SD = 2.85 years). Framing was varied into positive and negative framing conditions and measured with the tackling insecurity in Nigeria, while gender was categorized into male and female students. The security strategy decision inventory was used to measure security decision choices. Analysis of variance (ANOVA) result revealed a significant main effect of framing on security decision choices, F (1, 112) = 97.80, p <.001, and an interaction of framing and gender significantly affected security decision choices, F (1,112) = 7.58, p < .01. The implications and limitations of these findings were discussed and suggestions were made for future studies.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Divisions: Faculty of Management and Social Sciences
Depositing User: mrs chioma hannah
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2019 08:11
Last Modified: 24 Apr 2019 08:11
URI: http://eprints.gouni.edu.ng/id/eprint/1199

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