Drinking Behaviour among Undergraduates in Adekunle Ajasin University: A Function of Parental Alcohol Use and Personality Traits

One of the most common mental health concerns among young adults today is alcohol intake, misuse, and abuse. This behaviour was seen among Adekunle Ajasin University undergraduates both on and off campus. As a result, this study looked into the contexts in which this behaviour, which is of great worry to the university administration, happens, in order to come up with a solution to the problem. There were 240 people in attendance. Females (150), males (150). (90). Parental alcohol consumption was found to be a causal factor [(beta)=.20, p.01] in hierarchical regression, and personality also substantially predicted this behaviour. Conscientiousness [(beta)=-.03, p.01], Extraversion [(beta)=-.03]. [(beta)=.33, p.01], as well as Neuroticism [(beta)=.15, p.05]. Males were discovered to be more involved in the act than females. Freshmen and students at lower levels of study drink more than those at higher levels of study, indicating the conformity and immaturity that define this age group, as well as weak social skills in general. Based on these findings, there is an immediate need for psycho-education for these youngsters, as well as required university-level steps to stop this behaviour.

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Aderonke A. Akintola
Department of Behavioural Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Redeemer’s University, Ede, Osun State, Nigeria.

 

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