Attitude towards the use of herbal medicine among traders: A moderating effect of gender and socio-economic status

  • Abamara Nnaemeka C Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka Anambra State
  • Anazodo Nkechi N Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka Anambra State
  • Okonkwo Ifeyinwa C Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka Anambra State

Abstract

This study examined the Attitude towards the use of herbal medicine among traders: a moderating effect of gender and socio-economic status. A total of 180 participants were used for the study. They comprised 90 males and 90 females. Their ages ranged from 30-70 years with the mean age of 50 and a standard deviation (SD) of 11.9. They were selected through stratified random sampling techniques from Eke Awka, central market in Awka , Anambra state. The result of the study showed that there was no significant difference on attitude of traders towards the use of herbal medicine across gender. The result also showed that there was no significant difference on attitude of traders towards the use of herbal medicine across the three levels of socio-economic statues. The result finally showed that there was no significant interactive effect of gender and socio-economic statues on attitude of traders towards the use of herbal medicine across gender.Based on the above findings, this study recommends that the federal government through the ministry of establishment should encourage the administration and the use of herbal medicine in Nigeria as alternative to orthodox medicine.

Published
2015-10-17
How to Cite
C, Abamara Nnaemeka; N, Anazodo Nkechi; C, Okonkwo Ifeyinwa. Attitude towards the use of herbal medicine among traders: A moderating effect of gender and socio-economic status. Research Journal of Phytomedicine, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 2, p. 56-59, oct. 2015. Available at: <http://asdpub.com/index.php/rjp/article/view/258>. Date accessed: 20 aug. 2017.
Section
Original Articles

Keywords

Herbal medicine, Attitude, Gender, Socio-economic statues