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Insecurity and Personality Characteristics of Inhabitants in Calabar Metropolis, Cross River State – Nigeria

Ajake Uchenna Egodi


The study sought to determine insecurity and personality characteristics of inhabitants of Calabar Metropolis, Cross River State-Nigeria. A survey design was adopted. Data collected from the population of study consisted of all inhabitants in Calabar Metropolis, Cross River State. The sample size was 393 (232 female representing 59 percent and 161 males representing 41 percent) subjects. An instrument captioned Insecurity Questionnaire (IQ) and Personality Characteristics Questionnaire (PCQ) was used to collect data. Descriptive statistics was used in answering the research questions while simple regression analysis were used in testing the hypotheses at .05 alpha level. The study revealed high level of insecurity. Also, insecurity has significant influence on personality characteristics among inhabitants in the area. Based on the findings, recommendations were made that youth energies should be properly channeled towards useful pursuits and other practical endeavours through entrepreneurship education.

Keywords: Insecurity, Personality Characteristics, etc.

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