• Akpesiri Faith ETANEKI
  • Blessing ELUOWA Department of Social Science Education Delta State University


Social Studies; Education; Culture of Silence; Sexual Violence


This study examined the impact of social studies education on
addressing the culture of silence in Nigeria. A descriptive
research design was adopted and data was collected via a
survey of 275 female undergraduatestudents of Delta State
University, Abrakausing non-probabilistic sampling
techniques. Data collected were analyzed using Pearson
Product Moment Correlation Coefficient and Linear
regression analysis with the aid of statistical package for
social sciences (SPSS) version 23. The results of the study
showed that social studies education have a positive and
strong relationship with the breaking of the culture of silence
in Nigeria. The result of the study also revealed that social
studies education has a significant influence on breaking
through the culture of silence in Nigeria. Therefore, it was
recommended among others that government and policymakers
should intensity effort to review social studies
education curriculum in Nigeria universities with emphasis on
the place of social studies education on addressing the culture
of silence and the inculcation of moral values.


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