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Role of sociodemographic factors on prosocial behaviour among fresh undergraduates in Nigeria

Foluke H. Olagundoye, Damilare. A. Fagbenro, Akeem A. Kenku

Abstract


Prosocial behaviour among fresh undergraduates in Nigeria is on a decline. This prompts this study to investigate the role of socio demographic factors (age, gender and level of study) on prosocial behaviour among fresh undergraduates in Osun state, Nigeria. The study adopted the descriptive survey research design. A total number of two hundred and twenty four (N= 224, Male = 93, Female = 131, Mean age = 19.29, S.D = 1.81) constitute the respondents. Participants were selected using convenient sampling technique. Three hypotheses were tested using One way Anova and t-test for independent measure. Result showed that there was a significant effect of age on prosocial behaviour of fresh undergraduates (F = (2, 223) =7.78, p<.05). There was significant difference in the prosocial behaviour of fresh undergraduates based on level of study(t = 1.96; df = 222, p<.05). Finally, gender had significant influence on prosocial behaviour (t= -3.51; df= 222, p<.05).The study concluded that socio demographic factors (age, gender and level of study) has influence on prosocial behaviour among fresh undergraduates in Osun Nigeria.

Keywords: Prosocial behaviour, socio demographic factors (age gender, and level of study), Undergraduates




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