Ahmad Sanusi Zakariyau


A 2 X 3 factorial experiment was designed to compare Hausa Igbo and Yoruba ethnic and sex effect on attitude to common salt in meat. One hundred and twenty subjects, representing 20 male and 20 females from each of the ethnic groups (Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba) of Nigeria were assessed using semantic differential and a likert scale.  Although all subjects had positive and considered salt to be good, essential, healthy, important and valuable with an overall semantic mean of 5.18. The Igbos attitude rating was higher (P < 0.05) than the Hausas and Yoruba between which there was no significant difference. There was also no significance (P < 0.05) between males and females for all evaluative adjectives that makes up the overall attitudinal rating. Semantic ratng was also not affected by ethnic and sex interactions.



Subjects, Ethnic groups, Sex classes, Attitude, Good, Healthy, Important, Essential, Valuable, Semantic differential, Likerts’ scale.


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