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Influence of Drug Abuse on Academic Performances, Parents’ life style and Peer-Pressure among the Nigerian University students

Akanbi, M. A. and Uyi , Eboigbodin Osadolor and Gbadebo, Babatunde Makinde and Olawole-Isaac, A. and Adekola, Paul Oluwatomipe (2015) Influence of Drug Abuse on Academic Performances, Parents’ life style and Peer-Pressure among the Nigerian University students. Australian Journal of Education and Learning Research. pp. 1-16. ISSN 2203-9471 (Print), 2203-9479 (Submitted)

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Abstract

The paper tries to explore the influence of drug abuse on academic performances, parents’ life style and peer-pressure among the Nigerian University students. A total sample size of 350 University undergraduates was interviewed through questionnaire administration in a private University in Ota Ogun state, Nigeria. The sample taking for the study was 14 percent of the total population (2,480) of the students in 2013 during data gathering. The univariate, bivariate and Chi-square tests were employed in the analyses of the study. The major findings of this study are: Firstly, at p=0.000, there is a high significant influence of drug abuse on academic performances among the Nigerian University students. Secondly, at p=0.01, it was discovered that parents’ lifestyle (parents’ drug-in-take) had a significant effect on drug abuse by the Nigerian University students. Thirdly, the study revealed that peer influence has no significant effect on drug abuse amongst the University students at p=0.216. The recommendations for this study are: firstly, there should be henceforth, minimum of 5 years jail-term for any Nigerian University student found guilty of drug abuse both within and outside the campus. Secondly, from now on, those parents found guilty of drug abuse in Nigerian society should be sentenced to 10 years imprisonment with hard labor. Thirdly, in any Nigerian family where either the child or parent is guilty of drug abuse, such family should not be allowed to hold any public leadership position in any capacity throughout their life time. Key Words: Academic performances, Drug abuse, Nigerian university students.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Education
Depositing User: DR MOSES AYOKUNLE AKANBI
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2015 14:30
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2015 14:30
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/4313

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