Vol. 2 No. 2 (2024)
Articles

Drug Abuse as a Correlate of Social Studies Academic Performance among Tertiary Institutions Students in Delta State

EJEH, Ogheneweware Stella
Department of Social Science Education, Faculty of Education Delta State University, Abraka.
Prof. P.O. Dania
Department of Social Science Education, Faculty of Education Delta State University, Abraka.

Published 2024-05-31

Keywords

  • Drug Abuse,
  • Academic Performance,
  • Social Studies

How to Cite

EJEH, Ogheneweware Stella, & Dania, P. (2024). Drug Abuse as a Correlate of Social Studies Academic Performance among Tertiary Institutions Students in Delta State. International Journal of Education and National Development, 2(2), 39-50. https://www.openjournals.ijaar.org/index.php/ijend/article/view/590

How to Cite

EJEH, Ogheneweware Stella, & Dania, P. (2024). Drug Abuse as a Correlate of Social Studies Academic Performance among Tertiary Institutions Students in Delta State. International Journal of Education and National Development, 2(2), 39-50. https://www.openjournals.ijaar.org/index.php/ijend/article/view/590

Abstract

The study investigated drug abuse as a correlate of social studies academic performance among tertiary institutions students in Delta State. Three hypotheses and three research questions were developed and put to the test. Research on correlation was used in this study. 249 undergraduate Social Studies students from Delta State's tertiary institutions made up the study's population. There are 249 social studies students across all institutions that make up the study's sample. Student performance ratings and a validated questionnaire were the study's instruments. Measurement and evaluation experts validated the questionnaire. The Cronbach Alpha was applied in the computation of the instrument's reliability, yielding a reliability value of 0.83. Simple Correlation and Linear regression were used to analyze the study's data.  The results of the analysis showed that Drug abuse significantly correlates with academic performance of Social Studies students in tertiary institutions in Delta State. Drug abuse significantly correlates with academic performance of Social Studies students in tertiary institutions in Delta State on the basis of gender and drug abuse significantly correlates with academic performance of Social Studies students in tertiary institutions in Delta State on the basis of location. Based on the findings, it was determined that drug abuse and social studies students' performance at Delta State's tertiary institutions are related. Among the recommendations given in light of the result was that the Ministry of Education should provide instructors more training in behaviour management. School administrators should also get training in order to provide them with the necessary information and abilities to handle widespread disturbance in their schools. This training should be comprehensive and represent a change from the National Centre for Education Resource Development's ad hoc sessions.

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