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The Effect of Alcohol Consumption on the Academic Performance of Undergraduate Students

Idoko, Joseph Onyebuchukwu and Muyiwa, Adeniyi Sholarin and Agoha, Benedict Emerenwa (2015) The Effect of Alcohol Consumption on the Academic Performance of Undergraduate Students. Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, 4 (4). pp. 147-153. ISSN 2015; Published online June 18, 2015 doi: 10.11648/j.pbs.20150404.12 ISSN: 2328-7837 (Print); ISSN: 2328-7845 (Online)

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Abstract: Most people know that academic performance generally refers to how well a student is accomplishing his or her tasks and studies, but there are numbers of factors that determine the level and quality of students’ academic performance. This study investigated the effect of alcohol consumption on the academic performance of undergraduate students. A survey research design was used. A pilot study was carried out with 30 students to validate and determine the psychometric properties of the questionnaires used in this study. Total of 200 respondents, 114 male and 86 females with ages ranging between 13 and 25 years participated in this study. Three hypotheses were tested using Pearson r, T-test, Anova, and simple regression analysis.The result revealed that there is a significant relationship between alcohol consumption and academic performance(R2=0.74,P<.O5), there is a significant difference in academic performance of students that drink alcohol and those that do not(R2=12.22,P<.05), there is a significant effect of alcohol consumption on academic performance(R2=4.474,P<.05). The study has recommendations. Keywords: Alcohol, Consumption, Academics, Performance, Undergraduates

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Humanities
Depositing User: ben agoha
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2015 17:19
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2016 12:57

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