Volume 2 Number 7 July 2016

A Qualitative Course-Based Investigation into First Year Child and Youth Care Student?s Lived Experience of Self-Disclosure

Authors: Katie Browne ; Caitlin Flach ; Brennon Long ; Rae-Lynn Olson ; Tricia Hicks ; Krystal Villeneuve ; Gerard Bellefeuille ; Jenny McGrath
Pages: 143-146
This qualitative course-based study explored the lived experiences of first-year Child and Youth Care students with self-disclosure, a key feature of the Bachelor of Child and Youth Care (CYC) program at MacEwan University. The purpose of the course-based study was to better understand the degree of emotional vulnerability involved in the self-disclosure process for first year CYC students. The data analysis revealed two main thematic categories: “focus on one’s self” including (a) questioning the value and amount of self-disclosure (enough already), (b) feeling vulnerable (no place to hide), and (c) feeling comfortable (it’s all good) and “focus on others” consisting of (d) building a supportive community (feeling connected) and (e) learning from the personal experiences of others (feeling strength). Given the emphasis on self-disclosing as a critical strategy in building the self-reflective capacity of first-year CYC students, the results of this course-based study suggest a need for further inquiry into the method of self-disclosure in the first-year classroom setting.

Financial Crimes, Primitive Accumulation and the Development of Capitalism in Nigeria

Authors: Matthew Dayi Ogali
Pages: 133-142
The development of capitalism in Europe and America was preceded and instigated by the imperatives of primitive accumulation in which criminal, bloody, unethical and inhuman methods were adopted to accumulate wealth the investment of which stimulated the Industrial Revolution.  This paper presents the thesis that the pervasive elite disposition towards financial crimes in Nigeria constitutes a form of primitive accumulation for investment in the transformation of a pre-capitalist social formation into a capitalist society, effectively utilizing legislations such as the Land Use Act and the financial institutions as the drivers of the processes of dispossession of peasant land and legitimization or laundering of illicit funds. Marxist Political economy is the preferred theoretical and analytical framework for the study. Data gathering was derived mainly from secondary sources and personal observations and the method of data analysis qualitative and historical. The objective of the paper was to critically analyze the implications of financial crimes for economic transformation in Nigeria. It concludes that the upsurge of financial crimes is attributable to the inordinate drive for capital accumulation for the development of capitalism in Nigeria. The significance of the paper lies in its reconceptualisation of financial crimes for a better comprehension of the dynamics of an underdeveloped capitalist society.

Bank Credits and Performance of Manufacturing Sector in Nigeria, 1970-2013

Authors: Ipalibo Watson Sogules ; Emeka Nkoro
Pages: 129-132
This study examined the impact of bank credits on performance of manufacturing sector using annual time series data from 1970-2013. Using co-integration and error correction mechanism for the analysis the study revealed that a long run relationship exists between bank credits and manufacturing sector output. Given the error correction mechanism result, the study revealed that bank credits exhibited negative significant impact on the performance of manufacturing sector in Nigeria. Based on these findings, the study recommends among others: Bank Credits to the Manufacturing Sector should be properly monitored to ensure that funds are not diverted for other purposes, intending recipients of these Bank Credits to the Manufacturing Sector should be made to undergo entrepreneurial training and how to pay back as at when due, so as to reduce the risks associated in giving out these Credits to the Manufacturing Sector and also  its adverse effect on manufacturing productivity when misappropriated.