ERIC Number: EJ701992
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar-1
Reference Count: 23
Towards a Psychological Frame for Explicating Student Unrest in Nigerian Universities
Aluede, Oyaziwo; Imhanlahimi, Joseph E.
College Student Journal, v38 n1 p135 Mar 2004
This paper focused on three dominant psychological theories--Cognitive Dissonance, Relative Deprivation and Campus Ecology that have been evolved to explain student unrest, to determine their ability to account for the phenomenon in Nigerian universities. It found that none of the theories could all alone holistically account for all the causal factors (non-participation in decision-making, academic stress, welfare problems, changing value systems of students, parental influence, teacher influence and contemporary national issues) in student unrest in Nigerian universities. A synthetic theory, which embodies the three theories examined, was therefore advocated to account for all the causal factors in student unrest in Nigerian universities.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disadvantaged Environment, Psychological Patterns, Teacher Influence, Ecology, College Environment
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria