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This is a quality controlled, OPEN peer reviewed, open access INTERNATIONAL journal.</p> en-US contact@journalarjass.com (Asian Research Journal of Arts & Social Sciences) contact@journalarjass.com (Asian Research Journal of Arts & Social Sciences) Sat, 04 Apr 2020 07:12:08 +0000 OJS 3.1.1.4 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 Welfare and Effect of Correctional Congestion amongst Inmates in the Niger Delta Region, Nigeria http://journalarjass.com/index.php/ARJASS/article/view/30153 <p><strong>Aims: </strong>To examine the Welfare and effect of Correctional Congestion amongst Inmates in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria.</p> <p><strong>Study Design: </strong>Cross sectional survey design.</p> <p><strong>Place and Duration of Study: </strong>The study was carried out in selected states and location of correctional service in Niger Delta Region which include, Rivers and Akwa Ibom States between December 2017and September 2018.</p> <p><strong>Methodology: </strong>Simple random sampling technique was adopted in selecting Three Hundred and Eighty-Seven (387) inmates using the Taro Yarmane Formular from the population of Eleven Thousand Six Hundred and Thirty-Five (11,635). Primary and Secondary data were used for this study. Primary data were obtained through the administration of questionnaire. The set of questionnaires was administered to inmates to elicit information on the facilities and comfortability of the prison and the welfare service available. The secondary source of information that was employed included relevant official publications and records from Nigerian Correctional Service, journal articles, periodicals and internet sources. Frequency percentage table were used in presenting information on Demographic Characteristics of respondents.</p> <p><strong>Results: </strong>The major findings of the study revealed that majority have acquired one skill or the other while being incarcerated. They also stated that the most available welfare services provided by the prison system is the library facilities, however they are non-functional. Furthermore, majority stated that they are being fed just once in a day and stated that the major recreational facility present is the football pitch and they indicated that majority of them have been involved in Mid-range Industrial Production training and a major rehabilitation process they have undergone is counselling. On the effect of correctional service Congestion on the Welfare of Inmates Data on the Major Impact of correctional service congestion on welfare of Inmates revealed that majority stated that correctional services congestion has led to death although the number cannot be determined. Majority stated that the untimely death has been one of the consequences of congestion in the prisons and one impact of congestion on their health is getting infection through the toilets.</p> <p><strong>Conclusion: </strong>It was concluded that Prisons congestion has led to death as it can be deduced that untimely death has been one of the consequences of congestion in the Correctional service.</p> N. C. Okiwe, O. P. Abu, K. A. Anele ##submission.copyrightStatement## http://journalarjass.com/index.php/ARJASS/article/view/30153 Sat, 04 Apr 2020 00:00:00 +0000 Marital Distress among Police Personnel in Awka Metropolis: The Influence of Argument and Self-efficacy http://journalarjass.com/index.php/ARJASS/article/view/30154 <p>The study investigated whether argument and self-efficacy would have an influence on marital distress among police personnel. A total number of one hundred and ninety-seven (197), Nigeria police force (NPF) personnel working in Police headquarters; served as participants for the study. They were selected using non-probability sampling (convenient sampling techniques). They consist of 87(44.2%) females and 110 (58.5%) males; their age ranged from 22-51 years and their mean age was 34.94 with standard deviation of 6.96. Three instruments were used namely: Marital Stress Inventory, Argumentativeness Scale and General Self-Efficacy Scale. Two by Two Factorial design was adopted. Two Way Analysis of Variance statistics was used to analyze the data.&nbsp; Two hypotheses were tested: the result indicated that hypothesis one which stated that there will be a significant difference between those with positive argument and those with negative argument on marital distress among police personnel and hypothesis two which stated that there will be a significant difference between those with positive self-efficacy and those with negative self-efficacy on marital distress among police personnel were both not accepted at p&gt;.05. Therefore, the study recommended that counselling/marital psychologist should intensify their efforts to organize seminars/conferences on the implications of these factors (argument and self-efficacy) on marital distress among police personnel.</p> O. Joe-Akunne, Chiamaka, A. Nwankwo, Emeka, U. Ezeakabekwe, Samuel ##submission.copyrightStatement## http://journalarjass.com/index.php/ARJASS/article/view/30154 Sat, 04 Apr 2020 00:00:00 +0000