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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

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