Influence of Ethno-religious Crisis on Creativity of Secondary School Students in Jos North and Bokkos Local Government Areas of Plateau State-Nigeria

Maurice Emeka Aniako, Peter Terfa Ortese, Happiness Ihuoma Igbo


This study was designed to examine the influence of ethno-religious crisis on creativity of secondary school students in Jos-North and Bokkos Local Government Areas of Plateau State-Nigeria. The variables of interest of the study examined were creative expression and creative thinking of senior secondary school students. Two research questions guided the study while  two hypotheses were tested at .05 level of significance. The research design employed in the study was descriptive survey design. A total of 370 respondents were sampled from a population of 10,134 Senior Secondary School students. A self developed instrument: “Influence of Ethno-religious Crisis on Creativity Inventory (IERCCI)” was used to elicit information from the respondents.  Result of the study revealed that ethno-religious crisis has significant influence on students’ creative expression and creative thinking.  It was recommended that school guidance counsellors should engage the students in brainstorming sessions so that multiple ideas on how best to resolve the crisis will be realized for use.

Keywords: Influence, Ethno-religious, crisis, Creativity,

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