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SOCIO-CULTURAL EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION BEHAVIOUR OF YOUNG COMMERCIAL DRIVERS IN SOUTH WEST NIGERIA

Adejumo, G.O. (2013) SOCIO-CULTURAL EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION BEHAVIOUR OF YOUNG COMMERCIAL DRIVERS IN SOUTH WEST NIGERIA. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN COMMERCE, IT & MANAGEMENT, 3 (3). pp. 123-125. ISSN 2231-5756

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Abstract

The negative consequences of the hazardous use of alcohol are well established. Thus the emphasis of this study is on the socio-cultural consequences of alcohol consumption, particularly, in the family related context such domestic violence, divorce, inhibiting sexual intercourse, pregnancy and others such as alcohol induced high-risk behaviours like unsafe sex. A survey design was adopted in this study. Questionnaire was used to collect data. 1884 commercial drivers responded to questionnaire but the responses of 1,432 participants were analysed. The survey covered six states in Nigeria. The participants were between 21 and 35 years with mean age of 24.6years. The majority of these participants or 84% reported to have engaged in the use of alcoholic beverages at least twice a day while 16% engaged in the use of alcoholic beverages once daily. All these participants are male. Their marital status distribution revealed that 76% of them were married and only 24% of them were single. The findings revealed significant relationship between rate of domestic violence, divorce rate, rate of extramarital affairs, unprotected sex behaviour and alcohol consumption among commercial drivers in Nigeria. There are indications that heavy alcohol use at a young age is predictive of a range of social and cultural problems. Protracted and continuous abuse of alcohol may be predictive of more severe health problems in general for young male individuals. It was recommended that government should enforce policy that will reduce alcohol consumption especially in both workplaces whether public or private.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Alcohol Consumption, Divorce, Domestic violence, Socio-Cultural Effects
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2015 14:20
Last Modified: 12 Mar 2015 14:20
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/3870

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