Alcohol Use Among Undergraduate Students in a Selected Private University in Nigeria: Prevalence and Associated Factors
Adeoye Bolade Kikelomo, Adeoye, Ayodele, O.; Ngozi, Elizabeth; Ani, Ime, F.

Alcohol use continues to be a major risk behaviour among youth, with consequent physical and or mental health complications. The current study aimed to establish the prevalence and associated factors of alcohol usage among Babcock University students in Ilishan Remo.Ogun state. A sample of 251 youth comprises of 224 males and 27 females were randomly selected to participate in the study. The means age was 18.7 and standard deviation of 9.71. The descriptive survey of ex-post-facto research design was employed. Two instruments namely Adolescent Behavioural Inventory (ABPI) and Alcohol Abstinence Self- Efficacy Scale (ABSS) were used to generate data for the study. All the hypotheses data were tested at 0.05 level of significance. Data was analysis with the use of One way Anova, Multiple Regression and Pearson product Moment Correlation. The results indicated that there is a significant difference in family background, peer influence and emotion towards the use of alcohol F (3,246) = 35.564; P< .05. Also, Peer influence was found to be the best factor influencing the use of alcohol, (ß = .518; t = 8.0345; p < .05), followed by family background as (=ß .344; t = 5.648; p <.05) and finally by emotion (ß = .231; t = 4.063; p <.05). Lastly, there is a significant relationship between the three independent variables and alcohol usage. On the basis of finding, appropriate recommendation were suggested.

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