Substance use and academic performance among University of Lagos students

Implications for social work practice

  • Ajiboye I Oyeleke University of Lagos, Akoka Yaba
  • Kennedy Eborka University of Lagos, Akoka Yaba
Keywords: Substance use, academic achievement, academic performance

Abstract

The study investigated substance use and academic performance among University of Lagos undergraduates and its implications for school social work practice. The study adopted a cross-sectional survey design. Participant for the study consisted of one hundred and fifty student using purposive and snowball sampling technique to select the participants. The results showed that there was a significant relationship between alcohol intake and academic performance of undergraduate students in the University of Lagos X2 = 22.208a; df = 2; p-value = 0.000. There was significant association between marijuana use and academic performanceX2 = 75.240; df = 5; p-value = 0.000. Also there was significant relationship between Tobacco smoking and academic performance X2 = 11.174; df = 5; p-value = 0.000. It was concluded from this study that substance use have significant negative effect on academic performance of student. Based on these findings, it is recommended that the university authority must organize lectures for first year students who stand the risk of been tricked into drug use and more also the department of social work should create a counseling department for the purpose of helping students who are already addicts.

Author Biographies

Ajiboye I Oyeleke, University of Lagos, Akoka Yaba

Department of Social Work

Kennedy Eborka, University of Lagos, Akoka Yaba

Department of Sociology

Published
2019-05-24
Section
Articles