American International Journal of Social Science

ISSN 2325-4149(Print), ISSN 2325-4165(Online) DIO: 10.30845/aijss

Christian Belief and Their Attitude towards the Culture of Profit Maximisation, Savings and Investment as Foundation of Industrialisation in Nigeria
Bassey, Antigha Okon; Abia, Raphael Pius; Omono, Cletus Ekok

The study examines the influence of Christian belief on Christians’ attitude towards the culture of profit maximization, savings and investment, which were considered as indicators of industrialization in Nigeria. The core element of Christian belief in focus was Christian prosperity doctrine. 800 subjects were taken as sample from clusters of four churches in Calabar, using questionnaire instrument with structured and open-ended sections. Data obtained was analysed using Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient. The test of null hypothesis revealed a significant relationship between Christian believe in prosperity doctrine and the culture of profit maximization, savings and investment as foundation of industrialization. Despite the significant correlation, it was recommended among other things that government should regulate activities of Christian churches by establishing a regulatory agency and instituting appropriate legislation to curtail activities of persons who may take advantage to defraud people in the process of teaching prosperity doctrine in churches, as well as ensure churches invest their revenue in social welfare for human and societal development which promotes industrialization.

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