Strategies for Handling Restiveness among Undergraduates in Universities in Nigeria
Journal of Education, Society and Behavioural Science,
Aims: The study determined strategies for handling restiveness among undergraduates in universities in Nigeria
Study Design: Descriptive survey research design was adopted.
Place and Duration of Study: The target population for the study is all undergraduates in universities in Nigeria. The duration is between March 2018 and October 2018.
Methodology: Simple random sampling was used to select eight faculties from the total of fourteen (14) faculties in Nnamdi Azikiwe University (that is, the accessible population). Thus, a disproportionate stratified random sampling technique was employed to select forty (40) students each from the eight faculties selected. A self-developed instrument by the researcher was used for this study titled “strategies for handling undergraduate restiveness Questionnaire (SHURQ)”. Cronbach alpha formula which yielded correlation coefficient of 0.70. Total of three hundred and ten (310) was recovered out of the three hundred and twenty (320) questionnaire administered. Data collected from the respondents through the questionnaire were used to answer the research questions using weighted mean. The criterion mean was set at 2.50 and above as agree and below 2.49 as disagree.
Results: The result indicates that undergraduates in universities in Nigeria have positive attitude towards strategies for handling undergraduate restiveness (Mean = 3.22, N = 310). The result further shows that undergraduates’ in universities have positive attitude towards ICT facility strategies for handling undergraduate students (Mean =3.32). More so, undergraduates in tertiary institutions was rated to have positive attitude towards recreation facilities strategy for handling undergraduate restiveness (Mean = 3.02).
Conclusion: Based on the findings it was concluded that governments, school administrators, lecturers, and counsellors should aid in facilitating ways to curb restiveness among undergraduates as it has a multiplying effect on the general wellbeing of an individual and students in general. Restiveness among undergraduates will be reduced to the barest minimum if all the strategies found effective are been put to use.
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