Poster Presentation 6th World Congress on Positive Psychology 2019

Blood on the Mediterranean: The Role of Sex, Age and Attitude Towards Leaving the Country on Happiness. (#513)

Rasaq R. K. Awosola 1
  1. Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, EDO, Nigeria

The objective of this study is to analyse the attitude of male and female Nigerians towards traveling to developed countries and how this attitude affects their level of happiness. Data was collected from 240 respondents comprising 106(44.2%) males and 134(55.8%) females with age in years ranging from 18 to 35 with a mean age of 28.5, (SD)= 5.24. Through stratified sampling technique, participants were reached in the following areas of Esan West local Governemt: Ekpoma, Emuhi and Illeh. Results showed that males had more positive attitude towards leaving the country than females. However, females reported a strong association between living in Europe and happiness in comparison to their male counterparts. There were no significant differences for young and older respondents on attitude towards leaving the country and happiness. The results were discussed within the context of peoples’ vulnerability and recommendations were made in relation to the findings of the study.