Influence of Community Participatory Mobilization on Attitude of Farmers Towards Deforestation in Cross River Rainforest Zone Nigeria



The main purpose of this study was to examine community participation and attitude of farmers towards deforestation in the rainforest zone of southern Cross River State, Nigeria. To achieve the purpose of this study one hypothesis was formulated to guide the study. Ex-post facto research design was considered most suitable for the study.  A sample of 568 respondents was randomly selected for the study through stratified and simple random sampling techniques. A structured questionnaire was the instrument used for data collection.  The instrument was faced validated by three experts in Test and Measurement and the research supervisor who vetted the items developed.  The reliability estimate of the instrument was established through the Cronbach alpha reliability method. Simple linear regression statistical tool was used for data analysis.  The results of the analysis revealed that, there is a significant influence of community participatory mobilization on attitude of farmers towards deforestation in rainforest zone in the study area.  Based on these finding it was recommended among others that environmental educators and advocates should ensure community participation to empower them to develop more positive attitude towards eradication of negative environmental practices and actions.

Keywords: community participation, environmental awareness, attitude , deforestation, rainforest

DOI: 10.7176/CER/11-6-02

Publication date:July 31st 2019

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