Social Activities and Manifest Anxiety among Freshmen in Tertiary Institutions in Lagos State

  • S Aletan


A survey data collected from a total of 700 freshmen (350 males and 350 females) in tertiary institutions in Lagos state of Nigeria were analysed to determine the relationship between social activities and manifest anxiety. Social activities in the study were measured in terms of freshmen adjustment to religious activities and social organisations. The test instrument used were constructed and validated by the researcher. Two hypotheses were tested using analysis of variance statistics. The result of the data analysis showed that anxiety manifestation was significantly higher in respect of the freshmen who participated less in religious activities and social organisation activities. Based on the above findings, some recommendations were made including the fact that freshmen should be encouraged to join clubs or associations of their choice.

Keywords: Social Activities; Manifest Anxiety; Freshmen Adjustment.

International Journal of Educational Research Vol. 4 (1) 2008: pp. 151-159

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