International Journal of Innovative Social Sciences & Humanities Research 3(1):10-13, Jan-Mar. 2015 (ISSN: 2354-2926)



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SOCIABILITY AND SHYNESS AS FACTORS FOR PRONNESS TO SUBSTANCE USE AND ABUSE AMONG UNDERGRADUATES IN EKITI STATE UNIVERSITY, NIGERIA


1MOKUOLU Bolade Olubunmi; 2AJAYI Olubukola & 3DADA Olugbenga David
Department of Psychology
Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti, Nigeria
1bolademoks@yahoo.co.uk
2buddex2003@gmail.com

ABSTRACT
Substance use and abuse is a common issue among the youths. The relationship between substance abuse, sociability and shyness was what this study centered on, being issues that are common among youths. 200 undergraduates participated in the study. The result found a significant main effect of sex and shyness on substance use and abuse but no significant main effect of sociability. There is also no significant interaction effect of the three independent variables on substance use and abuse.
Key Words: substance use and abuse, sociability, shyness