Voters Apathy and Revival of Genuine Political Participation in Nigeria

Sylvia Uchenna Agu, Vincent Onyekwelu Sunday Okeke, Adeline N. Idike

Abstract


Voters’ apathy has become increasingly serious globally indicative of the need to build a sustainable society with minimal voters apathy. The study investigates the causes of voters’ apathy .Questionnaires were distributed to 1,120 respondents. The mean age was 24.89, SD=1.70. The gender mean was 1.46 and occupation mean was 1.80. Result revealed that there exist a relationship between voter’s age, occupation and gender and voting in general (P=0.000).The age of voters, the occupation and gender are all significantly related to voters apathy. What could be done to revive genuine political participation was therefore discussed.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2013.v4n3p439


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Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences ISSN 2039-9340(Print) ISSN 2039-2117(Online)

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