Perceived Effect of Bibliotherapic Role of Information on Juvenile in The Remand Home Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria

Ezinwanyi Madukoma, Yacob Haliso


This study investigated the bibliotherapic role of information on juvenile in remand home Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria. Due to the fact that crimes and delinquency is on the increase in our environment today, which could be as a result of inadequate provision of information. Descriptive survey method was adopted in this study. 100 youths constituted the population of this work. Questionnaire was the instrument used for data collection. 73(73%) of the questionnaire were duly completed and returned. Descriptive survey method was employed in analysis of data and data was analyzed using frequency count and percentage as well as mean and standard deviation. Through statistical analysis, it was found that the major information sources available to the respondents were mostly Bible, Qur’an, legal information materials, religious information materials, and television; Bible, textbooks, Qur’an, story books, recreational information materials, religious information materials, dictionaries, legal information materials, radio and television were the most information sources utilized by the respondents, furthermore, recreational information materials, information on CDs, story books, Bible, Qur’an and religious information materials were the preferred information sources by the respondents; also, the study revealed that information use has positive impact on the respondent. However, information source available to the respondents were limited and inadequate. It is therefore recommended that collective effort should be made in order to provide adequate information materials and professionals for effective delivery services to the juvenile in the remand homes, for effective rehabilitation and re-integration for better life tomorrow.
Key words: Bibliotherapic role; Information; Juvenile

Résumé: Cette étude s'est penchée sur le rôle bibliotherapic de l'information sur les mineurs en détention provisoire à Abeokuta, dans l'état d'Ogun, au Nigéria. Les crimes et la délinquance sont en augmentation aujourd'hui, ce qui pourrait être à cause du manque d'informations adéquates. La méthode d'enquête descriptive a été adoptée dans cette étude. 100 jeunes ont participé à ce travail. Le questionnaire a été utilisé en tant que l'instrument de collection des données. 73 (73%) des questionnaires ont été dûment remplis et retournés. Grace à l'analyse statistique, il a été constaté que les sources d'information principales des personnes interrogées étaient la Bible, le Coran, les manuels et la télévision. En outre, les sources d'information très utilisées et préférées par les répondants sont la Bible, des manuels, des dictionnaires, des documents religieux, du matériel de loisir, la télévision, etc. Toutefois, l'utilisation des informations a changé les répondants. Ils ne volent plus, écoutent plus leurs parents, et réalisent l'impact négatif de l'alcoolisme et de la toxicomanie, etc. Il est donc recommandé que les efforts collectifs doivent être faits en vue de fournir du matériel d'informations adéquates et professionnelles pour les jeunes dans la maison de détention provisoire pour une réadaptation et réintégration efficaces.
Mots-clés: Rôle Bibliothérapie; Information; Juvénile


Bibliotherapic role; Information; Juvenile ;Rôle Bibliothérapie; Information; Juvénile

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