Psycho-Social Determinants of Adolescents’ Attitude towards Drugs Abuse Prevention in Cross River State, Nigeria
The study was designed to find out the influence of the following psycho-social variables: social motivation, gender and self-concept on the attitudes of adolescents towards drug abuse prevention. Three (3) hypotheses were formulated to guide the study, and relevant literature was reviewed. A survey research design was adopted which made use of a sample of 1080 secondary school students (SS1) across the three (3) education zones. Two (2) research instruments, namely a 20-item questionnaire and an oral interview with the subjects, were used to obtain data from the field. The data analysis technique used included Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient and Independent t-test statistics. All hypotheses were tested at 0.05 alpha level. The results showed that the three independent variables have significant influence on the attitudes of adolescents towards drug abuse prevention.
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