Level of Adoption of Sustainability Practice of Locally and Foreign Own Construction Firm in Niger Delta

M. Otali, A.O. Ujene

Abstract


The quest to have sustainable development by different stakeholders in the construction industry cannot be overemphasised. Hence the aim of this research is to assess the  level of adoption of sustainability practices among locally owned and foreign owned construction firms in Niger- Delta, Nigeria.  Data were obtained using 1179 copies of structured questionnaire, administered through random sampling technique. The methods of data analysis were simple percentage, mean score and Mann- Whitney test. The average mean scores of 2.89 and 3.39 for locally and foreign owned construction firms respectively, indicate that the overall level of adoption of sustainability practices among locally and foreign owned firms is moderate.  The P-value of 0.001 is less than 0.05 significance level, hence the hypothesis was rejected. This indicates that there is a significant difference in the level of adoption of sustainability practices among locally owned and foreign owned construction firms in Niger Delta, Nigeria. This study concluded that firms’ ownership has significant impact on the level of adoption of sustainability practices by the construction firms in Niger Delta. This study recommends government should pass into law, legislations that would encourage the adoption of sustainability practices by the construction firms in Niger - Delta, Nigeria. This study also recommends that construction firms should improve on their level of adoption of sustainability practices in Niger Delta by increasing top management support, human resource management, employee empowerment, training and educating employees on sustainability practices and increasing the amount of resources allocated to sustainability. Government should pass into law, legislation that would promote the interest of the government and the citizens in the Niger Delta, Nigeria. These Legislations would make the firms to improve their level of adoption of sustainability practice in Niger Delta, Nigeria.


Keywords


Assessment; Level of Adoption; Sustainability Practices; Construction Firms; Niger Delta

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ISSN : 2180-3811       E-ISSN : 2289-814X

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