Strategies for peaceful problem solving in Nigeria


  • Bernedette U. Cornelius-Ukpepi University of Calabar
  • Rita A. Ndifon University of Calabar
  • Hellen Sokari Adox-Okujagu Ignatius Ajuru University of Education
  • Emmanuel Emanghe University of Calabar


This research seeks to identify strategies for peaceful problem-solving in Nigeria. The design for the study is expost-facto research design. The population of this study comprised the entire Nigerian citizens, which is 166.2million. The authors adopted a purposive sampling technique in selecting two hundred participants. Four variables of stable family life, employment opportunity for all, good governance and skill acquisition were identified for the study. Data was gathered through a questionnaire titled, Strategies for Peaceful Problem Solving Questionnaire (STPPSQ), which was analyzed to ascertain the relationship between the four variables. The result revealed a significant relationship between the variables. The researchers also employed semi structured interview schedule of qualitative research approach to analyze the responses from twenty participants making the sample two hundred and twenty. The result of the qualitative analysis indicated that creation of jobs, provision of infrastructural facilities, free education and empowerment are indicators for peaceful problem solving in Nigeria. Based on the findings, some recommendations were made which includes that families should take responsibility of giving their children good upbringing that can stand the test of time.


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