Perceived Effects of Terrorism and Political Insurgency on the Recreational Habit of Nigerian Students

  • Adeyemi Raphael Awopetu
Keywords: indoor recreation, outdoor recreation, geopolitical zones, political insurgency

Abstract

This study investigated the perceived effects of political insurgency and terrorism on the recreational habits of Nigerian students; participants in the study were sampled from three Federal Universities located in three geopolitical zones in the country (North Central, South West and South South). Six hundred (600) participants were sampled, five - hundred and twenty (520) copies of the questionnaire were used for data analysis, andnstatistical tool of correlation co – efficient and analysis of variance (ANOVA) were used. The results of the study show that political climate has a significant influence on the recreational habit of Nigerian students. Political violence has a significant effect on Nigerian student’s choice and preference for outdoor recreation, there is a significant difference in the attitude of Nigerian students from the three geopolitical zones to outdoor recreation. The study concludes that a positive peaceful political climate will encourage the inculcation of good recreational habit.

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