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Alcohol use and risk perception as factors determining violent behaviour among tricycle riders in Uyo

Okon A. Umoren, Samuel E. Effiong

Abstract


The study examined alcohol use and risk perception as factors determining violent behaviour among tricycle riders in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital. Two hundred and sixty-six participants drawn from eight tricycle locations in the metropolis participated in the study. They were all males. Their ages ranged from 24 to 53 years, with a mean age of 37.47years. A survey research design was adopted for the study and a 2 -Way Analysis of Variance was used to analyse data collected for the study. Risk perception Scale, Violent Behaviour Scale and Alcohol Use Questionnaire were the instruments used for data collection. The result showed that alcohol use had a significant influence on violent behaviour among tricycle riders in Uyo F = (1,162) 11.55, p >.05 . Result also showed that risk perception had a significant influence on violent behaviour among tricycle riders F =(1,162) 15.39; P>.05 . Also, alcohol use and risk perception significantly had a joint influence on violent behaviour among tricycle riders. The findings of the study were discussed in line with existing lit erature and suggestions were made for further research.



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