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Title:The effect of rural, urban upbringing on the 'machiavellian' attitudes of nigerian children
Author:Olasehinde, M. Olaseboye
Periodical:Research Review
Geographic term:Nigeria
child rearing
Abstract:Machiavellianism in this paper means cunningness in speech and action and skill in avoiding being pinned down on what one says or does. The study investigates the effect of locale of upbringing on the development of Machiavellian attitudes among Yoruba children in the Western State of Nigeria. The sample consisted of 998 sixth grade pupils drawn from both rural and urban schools. The subjects responded to the 20 questionnaire items on the Kiddie Mach Scale. Of the 20 items, 10 indicated a strong Machiavellian orientation and 10 an anti-Machiavellian orientation. The mean score for the urban children was 68.00 while that for the rural children was 50.54. A mean of 59.36 for Yoruba children in general is strikingly higher than that for American children. Bibliogr.