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Psychosocial correlates of alcohol, tobacco and cannabis use: findings from a Nigerian university

Adelekan, M.L and Abiodun, O.A and Obayan, A.O. and Oni, G.A. and Ogunremi, O.O. (1993) Psychosocial correlates of alcohol, tobacco and cannabis use: findings from a Nigerian university. Drug and Alcohol Dependence.

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Abstract

The possible correlates of alcohol, tobacco and cannabis use were investigated in a survey conducted among undergraduate students of the University of Ilorin, Nigeria. Factors that emerged as common correlates to the three substances investigated were peer influence, self-reported poor mental health, religiousity, parental/guardian supervision, perceived availability and perceived harmfulness. In addition, drinking and smoking were found to be commoner among the male sex and among respondents who reported study difficulty. There was also a significant positive relationship between cannabis use and a polygamous family background and belonging to an older age group. Although the data used in the analysis is limited due to its cross-sectional nature, the observations made are useful enough for the formulation of primary prevention strategies. A further and more elaborate longitudinal study is, however, suggested.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
L Education > L Education (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Medicine
Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Professor Gbolahan Oni
Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2015 21:29
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2015 13:19
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/4594

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