Psychological empowerment and development

  • S.E Oladipo


Using the archival method of investigation, this paper explores the subject of psychological empowerment (particularly in relation to youths) and national development. The specific objective of the paper is to explore and establish the importance of psychological empowerment of the masses and particularly the youths, in order to enhance national development. The paper establishes the fact that several empowerment programs that have been introduced at different times, by different regimes might not have yielded the expected results probably because attention has not been paid to the psychological empowerment of the masses. The assertion and recommendation that psychological empowerment is paramount to national development is based on the fact that human beings are psychological entities and as long as they experience psychological frustration, they may almost always antagonize government’s move towards development. The paper thus concludes that psychological empowerment of the masses (particularly the youths) is of paramount importance in enhancing national development.

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eISSN: 2006-7593
print ISSN: 2006-7593