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EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION ON UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTSí BEHAVIOUR IN UNIVERSITIES IN SOUTH-EAST, NIGERIA

Ezurike, Chukwuemeka Alexadnder; Nweke, Prince Onyemaechi; Ofuebe, Justina Ifeoma; Isiaku, Wada Bashir; Ncheke, Damian C.; Obetta, K. Chukwuemeka, Okeke, Polycarp M. D.

Abstract
This study aimed at determining the effects of alcohol consumption on undergraduate studentsí behaviour in
universities in South-East, Nigeria. Two research questions and one null hypothesis guided the study. The
study adopted a cross-sectional design. The population of the study was 1,158 students in South-East,
Nigeria. The study sampled 232 respondents made up of 125 males and 107 femalesí was respectively drawn
using simple random sampling representing 20% of the population. The instrument for data collection was
structured questionnaire developed by the researchers. The instrument was validated by three experts from
the selected universities. The internal consistency of the instrument was determined using Cronbach's Alpha
methods for reliability analysis with coefficient of 0.78 obtained. The research questions were answered
using mean and standard deviation, while the null hypothesis was tested at 0.05 level significance using ztest.
The findings of the study revealed among others that, alcohol consumption has negative effects on
undergraduate studentsí behaviour in universities such as poor performance, liver disease or failure, public
disorder, unintended pregnancy, domestic violence, mental, sexually transmitted diseases, unprotected sexual
activities, poor high-risk behaviours, crime, violence, poor academic performance, brain damage and heart.
Based on the findings of the study, it was recommended among others that university authority should
involved parents, psychologists, health practitioners and school, counsellors in enlightening students through
awareness on health programmes to avoid alcohol consumption.

Key words: Alcohol consumption, studentsí Behaviour, Students, Drinking


 
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Alexadnder EC, Onyemaechi NP, Ifeoma OJ, Bashir IW, C. ND, . EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION ON UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTSí BEHAVIOUR IN UNIVERSITIES IN SOUTH-EAST, NIGERIA. JCR. 2021; 8(2): 206-218. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.25


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Alexadnder EC, Onyemaechi NP, Ifeoma OJ, Bashir IW, C. ND, . EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION ON UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTSí BEHAVIOUR IN UNIVERSITIES IN SOUTH-EAST, NIGERIA. http://www.jcreview.com/?mno=69269 [Access: April 13, 2021]. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.25


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Alexadnder EC, Onyemaechi NP, Ifeoma OJ, Bashir IW, C. ND, . EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION ON UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTSí BEHAVIOUR IN UNIVERSITIES IN SOUTH-EAST, NIGERIA. JCR. 2021; 8(2): 206-218. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.25



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Alexadnder EC, Onyemaechi NP, Ifeoma OJ, Bashir IW, C. ND, . EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION ON UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTSí BEHAVIOUR IN UNIVERSITIES IN SOUTH-EAST, NIGERIA. JCR. (2021), [cited April 13, 2021]; 8(2): 206-218. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.25



Harvard Style

Alexadnder, E. C., Onyemaechi, . N. P., Ifeoma, . O. J., Bashir, . I. W., C., . N. D. & (2021) EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION ON UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTSí BEHAVIOUR IN UNIVERSITIES IN SOUTH-EAST, NIGERIA. JCR, 8 (2), 206-218. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.25



Turabian Style

Alexadnder, Ezurike, Chukwuemeka, Nweke, Prince Onyemaechi, Ofuebe, Justina Ifeoma, Isiaku, Wada Bashir, Ncheke, Damian C., and Obetta, K. Chukwuemeka, Okeke, Polycarp M. D. 2021. EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION ON UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTSí BEHAVIOUR IN UNIVERSITIES IN SOUTH-EAST, NIGERIA. Journal of Critical Reviews, 8 (2), 206-218. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.25



Chicago Style

Alexadnder, Ezurike, Chukwuemeka, Nweke, Prince Onyemaechi, Ofuebe, Justina Ifeoma, Isiaku, Wada Bashir, Ncheke, Damian C., and Obetta, K. Chukwuemeka, Okeke, Polycarp M. D. "EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION ON UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTSí BEHAVIOUR IN UNIVERSITIES IN SOUTH-EAST, NIGERIA." Journal of Critical Reviews 8 (2021), 206-218. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.25



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Alexadnder, Ezurike, Chukwuemeka, Nweke, Prince Onyemaechi, Ofuebe, Justina Ifeoma, Isiaku, Wada Bashir, Ncheke, Damian C., and Obetta, K. Chukwuemeka, Okeke, Polycarp M. D. "EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION ON UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTSí BEHAVIOUR IN UNIVERSITIES IN SOUTH-EAST, NIGERIA." Journal of Critical Reviews 8.2 (2021), 206-218. Print. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.25



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Alexadnder, E. C., Onyemaechi, . N. P., Ifeoma, . O. J., Bashir, . I. W., C., . N. D. & (2021) EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION ON UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTSí BEHAVIOUR IN UNIVERSITIES IN SOUTH-EAST, NIGERIA. Journal of Critical Reviews, 8 (2), 206-218. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.25