ATTACHMENT STYLES AS CORRELATE TO SUBSTANCE ADDICTIONS AND PROSTITUTION AMONG TERTIARY SCHOOL STUDENTS FROM ENUGU STATE NIGERIA

Odinakolisa Christopher Okudo (PhD), Obumse Nneka Anthonia (PhD), Ngozi Theresa Nwudu (PhD)

Abstract


This study was on attachment styles as correlate to substance addictions and prostitution among tertiary school students from Enugu State. Three research questions and two hypotheses guided the study. The population of the study was all the undergraduate students from tertiary institutions in Enugu State. The sample size was 1975 students chosen through purposive sampling technique from various universities in the state. The instrument for data collection was a researcher developed questionnaire consisting of three clusters and containing 40 items to measure how attachment styles correlates with substance addiction and prostitution. The questionnaire was distributed through the assistance of five counsellors in the major universities of the state. The reliability of the instrument was established using split half method and Cronbach’s alpha was used for the calculation and the co-efficient of  a was found to be (0.65). The data collected was analysed using pie chart for research question one and Pearson’s Product moment of correlation for research question two and three. The hypotheses were tested using -t- test for correlations. The findings of the study revealed that the students rated their attachment styles as follows (45, 30, 15, 10) % respectively for (secure, disorganized resistant and avoidant) styles of attachment. The correlation features reveal 0.68 and 0.62 for addiction and prostitution respectively. The hypothesis showed that there was a significant relationship between the urban and rural students rating of involvement in substance addiction and prostitution based on the attachment styles. The following recommendations among others were made; namely: the need to intensify moral education and parental involvements, parents should monitor the friendship circles of their children.


Keywords


Attachment Styles, Correlation, Substance Addictions, Prostitution, Tertiary School Students.

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