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INFLUENCE OF GENDER AND LOCALITY ON TENDENCY TO INDULGE IN GRIMINAL BEHAVIOR AMONG YOUTHS IN ANAMBRA STATE
The study was aimed at investigating the influence of locality and gender on criminal behavior among youth in Anambra state. The participants in this study were 167 males 68 and 99 females. The participants were from different urban centres which comprised: Awka, Onitsha and Oba. and rural area that comprises Umudioka-awkuzu, Nando and Adazinnu kwu. The participants were selected through stratified random sampling. The age of the participants ranged from 17 to 45 years. 72 item psychopathic deviant scale by Hathaway and Mckinghey (1972) were utilized in this study the instrument was validated and adopted for the use of professionals in Nigeria by Kukoyi (1997). Two hypotheses were tested, the researcher’s design was 2 by 2 factorial design. Based on the design, two way analysis of variance was used as a statistical tool to analyze the data gathered. The first hypothesis was rejected at .000<.05 level of significance. While the second hypothesis was accepted at .476>.05 level of significance.
Keywords: Gender, Locality, Criminal Behaviour