The Traditional Beliefs and the Attitude of Children towards Schooling among the Ejgham Communities of Cross River State, Nigeria
The aim of this study is to investigate the influence of traditional practices on schooling among Ejagham children of Cross River State in Nigeria. In pursuance of this study, three hypotheses were formulated. A questionnaire was administered to 820 Ejagham children found in the major Ejagham speaking areas of the State. The Pearson Product Moment Correlation Analysis and the One-Way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) techniques were used to analyze the data at 0.05 alpha level. From the result of the study, kinship attributes and involvement in early marriage practices were found to have a significant negative influence on the attitude towards school amongst Ejagham children. Level of involvement in traditional practices was not found to have a significant influence on the Ejagham child’s attitude towards schooling.