A Sociological Investigation to Periodic Street Markets and Environmental Pollution in Yenagoa City, Bayelsa State Nigeria
Higher Education Research
Volume 1, Issue 1, December 2016, Pages: 30-38
Received: Oct. 24, 2016;
Accepted: Nov. 14, 2016;
Published: Dec. 16, 2016
Views 3753 Downloads 152
Elliot Asain Sibiri, Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Nigeria
Aboluwaji Daniel Ayinmoro, Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria
Aggo J. Atiekimiema, Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Nigeria
The human harmful impact on the environment has been made to focus on the release of chemical substances to the environment from industries with little or no recognition to the procedures of resources distribution via market situations. The study seeks to examine sociological factors associated with periodic street markets as predictive of environmental pollution in Yenagoa. The study was anchored on Weberian Social Action Theory. A survey research design was adopted to sample 372 sellers in a simple random technique in seven market locations. Structured questionnaire was utilized to collect quantitative data from the respondents. Descriptive statistics and multiple linear regressions were used to analyze data using SPSS version 20.0. The hypotheses were tested at p-value<0.05 level of significance. Findings revealed that the mean age of the respondents was 34.4±9.21, while majority of the respondents (51.3% food stuff and 11.3% fruit items) in the markets sell food related items. Findings also showed that among other predictive factors of environmental pollution, the medium of waste disposal (99.4%) was the most significant factor predicting the occurrence of environmental pollution in the city. In view of the findings, it was concluded that effort to exert compliance to environmental sanitation especially among sellers in the periodic street markets in the city should be made by the government in collaboration with the market association in order that indiscriminate dumping of refuse around market areas can be brought to control.
Elliot Asain Sibiri,
Aboluwaji Daniel Ayinmoro,
Aggo J. Atiekimiema,
A Sociological Investigation to Periodic Street Markets and Environmental Pollution in Yenagoa City, Bayelsa State Nigeria, Higher Education Research.
Vol. 1, No. 1,
2016, pp. 30-38.
Copyright © 2016 Authors retain the copyright of this article.
This article is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
) which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Derri, D. K. (2013). Environmental impact of renewable energy and management dilemma. Journal of Peace & Environment Africa, Special Edition September 2013. Published Annually by Centre for Peace and Environmental Justice Nigeria, CEPEJ in collaboration with Koffi-Anna International Peace-Keeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) Ghana, 23-31.
Enaikele, M. D. (2013). Social action and sociological explanation. In A. O. Olutayo and O. Akanle (eds), Sociological theory for African students First edition (pp. 90-104). Ibadan: University of Ibadan Press.
Giddens, A. (2005). Sociology (4th Edition). Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishers.
Haralambos, M. and Holborn, M. (2000). Sociology: Themes and Perspectives (7th edition). Harper Collins Publishers Limited.
Haralambos, M., Holborn, M. and Heald, R. (2004). Sociology: Themes and perspectives. London. Harper Collins Publishers Limited.
Henslin, J. M. (2010). Sociology: A down to earth approach. England: Pearson Higher Educational books.
Ibrahim, A. K. B. (2015). Attitude of Market Woman towards Weekly Environmental Sanitation Exercise in Bodija Market in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. Journal of Sociology, Psychology and Anthropology in Practice, 7 (1), 57-62.
Mondal, P. (2015). Meaning, Definition and Components of Environment. Retrieved May 20, 2016 from http://www.yourarticlelibrary.com/environment/meaning-definition-and-components-of-environment/6157/.
Ogege, S. O. (2013). Environmental resource scarcity and the challenges of peace and sustainable development in Africa. Journal of Peace & Environment Africa, Special Edition September 2013. Published Annually by Centre for Peace and Environmental Justice Nigeria, CEPEJ in collaboration with Koffi-Anna International Peace-Keeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) Ghana, 32-39.
Omole, F. K. (2002). A spatial distribution of market centres in the development of Osun State, Nigeria. Ph. D Thesis submitted to Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria.
Omole, F. K., Owoeye, J. O. and Ogundiran, A. O. (2012). Towards efficient transport connectivity for sustainable market patronage in Nigeria. International Journal of Developing Societies, 1 (1 & 2), 88-96.
Osborn, D., Cutter, A. and Ullah, F. (2015). Universal Sustainable Development Goals: Understanding the transformational challenge for developed countries. Report of a study by stakeholder forum. Available at www.stakeholderforum.org.
Rim-Rukeh, A. (2009). Environmental science: An introduction. Ibadan: Kraft Books Limited.
Sibiri, E. A., Ayinmoro, A. D. &Ogiriki, T. (2012). Illegal Oil Bunkering and the Resultant Ecological Challenges: The Niger Delta Experience as Inference to Security Assurance in Education”. Eastern COEASU Journal of Teacher Education, ECOJOTE, 5 (1), 125-140.
Taiwo, P. and Ajayi, J. O. (2013). Environmental Pollution in Urban Market: The Case of Bodija Market Ibadan, Nigeria. Developing Country Studies, 3 (13), 53-56. Available at www.iiste.org.
Tinkler, K. J. (1973). The topology of rural periodic market systems, series B. Human Geography, 55 (2), 121-133.
Weber, M. (1991). The Nature of Social Action. In W. G. Runciman, Weber: Selections in Translation. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.