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This study investigated consensus building as a veritable tool for sustainability of democratic culture among undergraduates in Cross River State, Nigeria. A null hypothesis was stated to guide the study. Literature was reviewed accordingly. The research design adopted for the study was survey research design.  The population of the study comprised all undergraduates in Cross River State which is 103,390 in all. Simple random sampling technique was used for the selection of five hundred and fifteen (515) students from six tertiary institutions in the study area as sample for the study which represented 0.5% of the entire population of the study. The instrument used for data collection was developed by the researcher and titled: Consensus Building as a veritable tool for Sustainability of Democratic Culture Questionnaire (CBVTSDCQ)”. This instrument was validated by one expert in social sciences education and two experts in Measurement and Evaluation to comfirm their face and content validity. The data collected was statistically analyzed using simple linear regression and multiple regression and the following results were obtained; There is a significant influence of consensus building on sustainability of democratic culture among undergraduates in Cross River State. Based on the findings it was recommended among others that decision makers and curriculum developers should include consensus building and appropriate policies and curricula in schools that will sustain and promote democratic culture in order to enhance sustainable development.










 






 






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Consensus Building Sustainability Democratic Culture undergraduate

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