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Spring 4-6-2020

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Etebu, A. T. (2020). Investigation of Information Dissemination Mechanisms (IDM) For Rural Dwellers in Bayelsa State, Southern Nigeria


This study focused on information dissemination mechanisms for sustainable livelihoods of rural dwellers in Bayelsa State. The purpose of the study was amongst other to examine the level of adequacy of the information dissemination mechanisms for rural dwellers. Four research questions and a formulated hypothesis guided the study. The study employed Focus Group Discussion (FDG) method for data gathering. The population for the study were rural dwellers. To test the formulated hypotheses, t-test at 0.05 level of significance was used. The major findings were: information dissemination mechanisms range from village heads to party leaders; most of the information dissemination mechanisms were inadequate for rural information dissemination; while use of indigenous people, use of Pidgin English during town hall meetings to benefit the illiterate [non-educated] rural dwellers were strategies proffered again the challenges. The study concluded that rural dwellers age was significantly related to their opinions on information dissemination mechanisms for rural dwellers in the study area.