September 2021

Correlation of Alcohol Addiction and Disruptive Behaviours among University Undergraduates in Enugu State University of Science and Technology
Egbo Chinonye Emmanuella
Department Of Guidance And Counselling; Faculty Of Education, Enugu State University Of Science And Technology, Enugu State, Nigeria.

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The study aimed at determining the correlation of alcohol addiction and disruptive behaviour among undergraduates in Enugu state universityof Science and Technology (ESUT), Enugu, Nigeria.The study was carried out in Enugu State using a correlation design research method. Two research questions and two null hypotheses guided the study. The population for the study consists of 26,000 regular undergraduates of Enugu state University.The sample for the study consists of 360 undergraduates.A Multi-stage sample approach was employed in selecting the sample size as follows; first, simple random sampling technique was used to choose ten (10)faculties from Enugu State University. This gave a total of 360 university undergraduate students comprising of 200 males and 160 females.The instrument used for data collection was a structured questionnaire developed by the researcher. The instrument was structured using a four point rating scale and was face validated by three experts, in Faculty of Education, Enugu State University of Sciences and Technology. Cronbach Alpha reliability coefficient was used to determine the reliability obtained from the five sections of the instrument ranged from 0.96 to 0.85 while the overall reliability coefficient of the whole instrument was 0.73. Out of 369 copies of questionnaire distributed, 334 copies were properly filled and returned which represent 92.78% return rate. Mean and standard deviation were used to answer the research questions while t-test statistics was used to test the hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. The result of the findings indicated that alcohol addiction leads undergraduate to a great extent in rival group clashes, armed robbery, vandalism and sexual harassment in Enugu State. The null hypotheses tested showed no significant difference in the mean responses of male and female students. Based on the findings, it was recommended among others that there should be public enlightenment on the effect of drug and alcohol abuse among the students thereby putting up strong rules and regulation against alcohol and substance abuse among students.


Correlation, Alcohol, Addiction, Disruptive, Behavior, Undergraduates.


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