ERIC Number: EJ961132
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
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Predictive Factors in Undergraduates' Involvement in Campus Secret Cults in Public Universities in Edo State of Nigeria
Azetta Arhedo, Philip; Aluede, Oyaziwo; Adomeh, Ilu O. C.
Research in Education, v85 n1 p43-52 May 2011
This study examined the predictive factors in undergraduates' involvement in campus secret cults in public universities in Edo State of Nigeria. The study employed the descriptive method, specifically the survey format. A random sample of three hundred and eighty (380) undergraduates was drawn from the two public universities. Data were elicited from these respondents with the aid of a questionnaire, entitled the Campus Life Inventory. Based on the data generated, the study found that the students rated the seven variables (insecurity in university campuses, lack of recreational facilities, monetary, parental influence, marital separation, peer group influence, and university authority's patronage) as predictive factors which favourably influence the undergraduates to be involved in campus cultism. The study also found that parental influence was rated highest among the seven predictive factors influencing undergraduates' involvement in campus cultism. In line with the above findings, the study advocated some counselling strategies that may be adopted to reduce students' involvement in campus cult activities. Prominent among these strategies is the factor elimination. This approach emphasizes that all known factors that make campus cultism to thrive should be eliminated at all cost.
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Subcultures, Student Participation, Public Colleges, Questionnaires, Influences, Parent Influence, Counseling Techniques, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Nigeria