Government Policy and People Attitudes Towards Covid-19 Mitigation Strategies in Calabar Municipality, Cross River State – Nigeria

Authors : Mary Eta Ekpo; Eno Itobo Ibiang; Nsikhe Uwa Ikouwem

Volume/Issue : Volume 8 - 2023, Issue 9 - September

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Policies of any organisation positively or negatively affect peoples’ attitudes toward any development, be it social, economic, political or environmental issues. The purpose of this study is to identify the influence of government policy on people’s attitudinal response towards Covid-19 mitigation strategies. The research methodology adopted in the study was cross sectional/survey. The study population of the study was house-hold heads in the study area. A sample size of the study was 2000 household head. The respondents were selected using stratified random sampling techniques. Simple percentages and one-way Analysis of Variance were used in analyzing the collected data. The data for the study was collected through a structured questionnaire designed to elicit attitudinal responses towards Covid-19. The result of the study established a relationship between government policy and peoples attitudinal response towards Covid-19 mitigation strategies. The study, suggested that an impact assessment on government policy should always be conducted before implementing the formulated policy.

Keywords : Covid-19, Peoples Attitude, Mitigation Strategies and Government Policy.


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