Vol 2 No 5 (2017): IJRDO - Journal of Health Sciences and Nursing
Articles

MENTAL HEALTH STATUS AND DRUG USE PATTERN AMONG UNDERGRADUATES IN A NIGERIAN UNIVERSITY

Olatunji Samuel Olutunde
Ekiti State University
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Published May 31, 2017
Keywords
  • Drug use,
  • Mental health,
  • Anxiety,
  • Somatic symptoms,,
  • Social dysfunction,,
  • Depression.
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How to Cite
Olutunde, O. S. (2017). MENTAL HEALTH STATUS AND DRUG USE PATTERN AMONG UNDERGRADUATES IN A NIGERIAN UNIVERSITY. IJRDO - Journal of Health Sciences and Nursing (ISSN: 2456-298X), 2(5), 77-87. Retrieved from https://ijrdo.org/index.php/hsn/article/view/958

Abstract

The study examined the mental health status of the undergraduates in relation to their pattern
of drug use. 240 students including 138 males and 102 females drawn from Ekiti State
University participated in the study. General Health Questionnaire and Drug use Scale were
employed to collect data. One Way ANOVA and independent t-test were used to test the
three hypotheses stated. Result shows that alcohol consumption has a significant effect on
somatic symptoms, anxiety and depression, but not on social dysfunction. Results also show
how undergraduates vary in their mental health status relating to somatic symptoms, anxiety,
depression and social dysfunction. Findings from hypothesis three showed a significant sex
difference in drug and alcohol use but not in their mental health.

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