Attitude, Perception and Practices of Male and Female Youth in Regard to Corruption in Nigeria: Implication for Development
Corruption in Nigeria is growing deeper and deeper despite the war against corruption. This study examines the attitude,
perception, and practices of youths, male and female in Nigeria in regard to corruption and its effect on development. The objectives of
the study include: investigating the view of the youths about corruption in Nigeria, examining the various types of corruption, discovering
the practice of the youths in regard to corruption, scrutinizing the implication of corruption on development, and determining ways of
eradicating corruption in the society. Quantitative and qualitative methods of data collection were used; hence, questionnaire and indepth
interview (IDI) were used to collect information. The data was analyzed using statistical package for Social Sciences (SPSS).
Variables were cross tabulated in other to provide association among variables. The qualitative method was analyzed using descriptive
analysis to strengthen the quantitative analysis. The finding reveals that corruption is present among the youths. It is recommended that
it is only when individuals make decisions about curbing corruption at individual level that development in all ramifications can come to
reality in Nigeria.
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