Perceived Effects of Political Climate on the Recreational Habit of Nigerian Students

  • Adeyemi Raphael Awopetu


This study investigated the perceived effects of political climate on the recreational habit 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, statistical 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.

LWATI: A Journal of Contemporary Research, 8(4), 78-85, 2011

Author Biography

Adeyemi Raphael Awopetu
Department of Human Kinetics And Health Education University of Lagos, Nigeria

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eISSN: 1813-2227