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American Journal of Educational Research. 2017, 5(6), 650-654
DOI: 10.12691/education-5-6-10
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Prevalence and Factors Responsible for Cohabitation among Undergraduates of Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State, Nigeria

Ojewola F.O.1 and Akinduyo T.E.1,

1Department Guidance and Counselling, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba- Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria

Pub. Date: June 22, 2017

Cite this paper:
Ojewola F.O. and Akinduyo T.E.. Prevalence and Factors Responsible for Cohabitation among Undergraduates of Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State, Nigeria. American Journal of Educational Research. 2017; 5(6):650-654. doi: 10.12691/education-5-6-10

Abstract

The study examined prevalence and factors responsible for cohabitation among undergraduates of Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State, Nigeria. The population for the study consisted of all the undergraduates of the university, four hundred and fifty (450) students were randomly selected from the six faculties. Prevalence and Factors of Cohabitation among Undergraduates Questionnaire (PFCUQ) was the instrument administered for the study. One research question was raised and three hypotheses were generated based on variables of age, gender and religious affiliation. The findings showed that the first and third hypotheses indicated no significant difference in cohabitation on the basis of age and faculties. Whereas, the second hypothesis indicated that significant difference existed on the basis of religious affiliation. The study therefore recommended that counselling should be given on regular basis to students on the need for good moral and chaste living. Parents, University authority and religious bodies should try to alleviate the problem of cohabitation by providing suitable, conducive and affordable accommodation within the University environment.

Keywords:
prevalence cohabitation undergraduates gender age and faculties

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