n IFE PsychologIA : An International Journal - Age and peer influence on substance abuse among undergraduates




This is a survey research study which investigated ager and peer influence on substance abuse among undergraduates in Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos, Nigeria. 513 undergraduates were purposively selected for the study. The researchers designed the instrument, Age and Peer Influence on Substance Abuse Inventory (APISAI) used in collecting data from the respondents. The data collected were analysed using percentages, Pearson Product Moment Correlation Co-efficient Formula and regression statistical analysis. One of the two formulated hypotheses was accepted by the results of the finding at 0.05 level of significant. The researchers suggested that all fresh and stain students in the University should be exposed to Self Concept Assertiveness Training (SCAT) and Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Programme (SARP).


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