International Journal of Research in Human Resource Management
2021, Vol. 3, Issue 1, Part A
Assessment of socio economic activities of Elegbeka community in OSE local government area Ondo state South West, Nigeria
OGUCHE Christopher Joseph
This study contributes to existing literature by using an integrated model that cover essential dimension of socio economic indices. Investigating socio-economic facilities that has a remarkable impact on the pattern of socio-economic life and development in rural area and also carefully filling the gap in body of knowledge, and providing guidance to policymakers and rural resources planner. The study involve evaluating the socio economic activities of Elegbeka community by exploring there resources, human and natural, tradition and administrative structure, ethnic composition. The social baseline involved both primary and secondary sources of data.it utilized the descriptive statistic to analyze the questionnaires distributed to respondent within the community. Result of analysis revealed that Agriculture is the dominant occupation of the people providing income and employment opportunities for over 70% of the population with women and children playing the predominant role in farming activities, The income range of the respondents in the communities shows that N100,000 – N199,000 per annum recorded the highest percentage (63%), this was largely due to the fact that the kind of farm practice in these communities are subsistence farming with very few of the farmers engaging in the cultivation of cash crops. The result of the analysis of the administered questionnaire revealed that greater percentage of the inhabitants were literate (64%) and 36% were illiterate. Those considered literate are the respondents with minimum qualification of secondary school leaving certificate and above. Due to the polygamous nature of the community greater percentage (42%) of the inhabitants maintain a polygamous setting. Based on the findings of the study the conclusions can be made. The social economic activities do not pose any major threat to human lives in the community, it make the community member life very active in all area, Recommendations, the study should be incorporated to form the basic guideline for developmental initiative in the community and should be used in checking any adverse effect that any other activity may have on various environmental components.