Journal of Education, Society and Behavioural Science <p><strong>Journal of Education, Society and Behavioural Science (ISSN:&nbsp;2456-981X)</strong>, publishes manuscripts with valuable insight to research, ideas and strategies of Education, Society &amp; Behavioural Science. The journal also encourages the submission of useful reports of negative results. This is a quality controlled, OPEN peer reviewed, open access INTERNATIONAL journal. This journal aims to publish high quality papers (<a href="/index.php/JESBS/general-guideline-for-authors">Click here for Types of paper</a>) in all below mentioned areas.</p> Journal of Education, Society and Behavioural Science en-US Journal of Education, Society and Behavioural Science 2456-981X Effect of Brainstorming Technique on Study Habit among Secondary School Students in Anambra and Enugu States <p><strong>Aims:</strong> The general purpose of this study is to determine the effect of brainstorming techniques on secondary students study habit.</p> <p><strong>Study Design: </strong>The study adopted the quasi-experimental (pre-test-post-test control group) design.</p> <p><strong>Place and Duration of Study: </strong>800 senior secondary school II students from Anambra State and Enugu State of Nigeria, between February 2019 and August 2019.</p> <p><strong>Methodology: </strong>This study on effect of brainstorming technique on secondary school students study habit adopted the quasi-experimental research design, more specifically the non-randomized pre-test – post test control group design. Quasi-experimental study is a type of experimental study that determines the effect of a treatment paradigm on a non-randomized sample. The sample for the study was 800 senior secondary schools students (350 male and 450 female). The study habit inventory questionnaire with a reliability index of .897 was used in data collection. Mean and standard deviation was used in answering the research questions while ANOVA was used in testing the null hypothesis.</p> <p><strong>Results: </strong>At 0.05 level of significance, the analysis of the data collected revealed a mean gain of 38.13 between the control and experimental groups, and a difference in mean gain of 4.61 for male and female students. This indicates that brainstorming was more effective for the experimental group and further shows that the effect differs with respect to gender. The findings revealed there was no difference in the mean post test scores of students who received treatment using brainstorming technique and those in the control group (p = 0.416, 0.05) also there was a significant difference in the mean post test scores of male and female secondary school students (p=0.026, 0.05).</p> <p><strong>Conclusion: </strong>The study concluded that brainstorming technique is effective for improving secondary school students study habit.</p> L. I. Akunne A. Anyamene ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2019-10-28 2019-10-28 1 8 10.9734/jesbs/2019/v32i330172 Constraints and Suggestions Expressed by the Farmers in Availing Crop Insurance Schemes in Northern Karnataka <p>Crop insurance is one of the methods by which farmers can stabilize farm income, investment and guard against disastrous effect of losses due to natural hazards or low market prices. Crop insurance not only stabilizes the farm income but also helps the farmers to initiate production activity after a bad agricultural year. The study was conducted in Karnataka State during 2017-18 by using “Ex-post- facto” research design. Belgavi, Dharwad, Haveri and Vijayapura districts were selected purposely based on more number of insured farmers. Further, two taluks from each district and from each taluk three villages (i.e. total 24 villages) were selected randomly. Sample size for the study was 240. Purposive sampling procedure was used. The data collected from respondents were tabulated and analyzed by using Garrett’s Ranking Technique. The findings of the study revealed that, delay in getting the claim was the prime constraint faced by the insured farmers with a highest Garret Score (GS) of 73.53 and&nbsp; ranked as first (I), followed by inadequate compensation (GS-61.51 and Rank-II) and officials bias in loss assessment (GS-56.42 and Rank-III). With respect to suggestions given by the farmers were, claim should be dispersed before starting of the next season with utmost priority by farmers with a Garret Score of 75.70 and ranked first (I), followed by creation of separate insurance cell at Block / Taluk level (GS-66.40 &amp; Rank-II) and more number of trainings need to be organized on Crop Insurance Scheme (GS-54.91 &amp; Rank-III). The study brought out various constraints faced by the farmers related to Crop Insurance Schemes. Thus, concerned officers should approach the State Government to make sincere efforts to pay the claim before the start of next season and conduct more number of training and awareness programmes. Non-loanee farmers also should be encouraged by simplifying the online registration process and making the ‘<em>Samrakshane Portal’</em> farmer friendly.</p> S. K. Jamanal K. V. Natikar M. P. Potdar ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2019-11-05 2019-11-05 1 5 10.9734/jesbs/2019/v32i330173 Mass Media as an Environmental Awareness Strategies and Attitude of Farmers towards Deforestation in Southern Cross River State, Nigeria <p>The main purpose of this study was to examine mass media as environmental awareness strategies and attitude of farmers towards deforestation in the rainforest zone of southern Cross River State, Nigeria. The hypothesis, which states that the use of mass media does not significantly influence the attitude of farmers towards deforestation in the rainforest zone of southern Cross River State, Nigeria, was formulated to guide the study. Ex-post facto research design was considered most suitable for the study.&nbsp; The sample consists of 568 respondents randomly selected through the stratified and simple random sampling techniques.&nbsp; A structured questionnaire was the instrument used for data collection.&nbsp; The instrument was faced validated by three experts in Test and Measurement. The reliability estimate of 0.83 was established through the Cronbach alpha reliability method. Simple linear regression statistical tool was used for data analysis.&nbsp; The result revealed that, there is a significant influence of mass media on attitude of farmers towards deforestation.&nbsp; Based on this finding it was recommended among others that environmental educators and advocates should ensure that the mass media should be maximally utilized to continually create environmental awareness among the citizens in order to empower them to develop more positive attitude towards eradication of negative environmental practices and actions.</p> Agnes O. Omari M. Remi Omoogun John E. Effiom ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2019-11-06 2019-11-06 1 8 10.9734/jesbs/2019/v32i330174