Parental Socio-Economic Status and E-crime among the Undergraduate Students of Universities in South-West of Nigeria
AbstractInformation and communication technology is inherent and fundamental part of modern life. Sadly, ICT is now an essential tool for perpetrating a crime known as e-crime. E-crime has become a global malady which has affected virtually all countries of the world. Methodology: Although, the quests to understand the factors affecting e-crime and its effects have dominated public debate in recent years, the parental socio-economic factors responsible for e-crime are seldom highlighted in Nigeria. Thus, the study examines the effects of social and economic conditions of parents on e-crime. Results: Cross sectional survey was used to generate data for the study, while multi-stage sampling was used to select eligible respondents. Three hypotheses were formulated for the study, and they were tested using Chi-square technique. Conclusion: The paper found that parental education, parental income and parental occupation have a significant relationship with e-crime. Consequently, it is imperative for government at all levels to come up with a sustainable poverty eradication programme that will effectively tackle poverty in the country and create sustainable jobs for the unemployed men and women in the country so that they would be able to cater for their children’s needs.
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