Date of Publication : 19, Jul, 2020
The study examined family upbringing and peer pressure as correlates of undergraduates’ attitude to unrest in Universities in Southwest, Nigeria. The descriptive research design of the survey type was used in this study. The population consisted of all undergraduates from 15 public universities in Southwest, Nigeria. The sample for this study consisted of 1,768 undergraduates selected from six public universities. The sample was selected through multistage sampling procedures. A questionnaire tagged “Undergraduates’ Attitude to Unrest Questionnaire (UAUQ)” designed by the researcher was used to collect data for the study. The validity of the instrument was ensured using face and content validity. The reliability of the instrument was determined through test re-test method. A co-efficient of 0.74 was obtained from the analysis which was considered statistically high enough to make the instrument reliable. The data collected from the questionnaires were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. The findings of the study revealed that students are always happy during unrest, they pay much attention and show interest in unrest, they participate actively in unrest and also prefer violence than negotiation. In addition, family upbringing and peer pressure are related to undergraduates’ attitude to unrest. It was recommended among others that parents are of central significance in their children’s life, so they should adequately give their children proper home training and necessary support that will be needed by the children in the University and throughout life.
Keywords: Family Upbringing, Peer Pressure, Undergraduates, Attitude, Unrest,
Cite this article:
Author(s), MRS. OJO, GRACE AYODELE (Ph.D.), (2020). “Family Upbringing and Peer Pressure as Correlates of Undergraduates’ Attitude to Unrest in Universities in Southwest, Nigeria”. Name of the Journal: International Journal of Academic Research in Business, Arts and Science, (IJARBAS.COM), P, 31- 40. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3952983 , Issue: 7, Vol.: 2, Article: 4, Month: July, Year: 2020. Retrieved from https://www.ijarbas.com/all-issues/
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