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Abstract

AWARENESS AND EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION AMONGST STAFF OF RIVERS STATE UNIVERSITY

*Gbaranor K. B., Barinua-Gbaranor N. P., Okpara E. P., Victor P. D., Nmehielle I., Amadi C. N., Ohaka J. C.

ABSTRACT

Alcohol is a popular substance consumed across the entire world. The rate of consumption has been on the increase despite awareness created by authority in placed and this has led different people to have different psychological problems. The aim of the study is to investigate the level of awareness and effects of alcohol consumption amongst staff of Rivers State University. 52 staff (34 male and 18 female) participated with ages greater than 18 years and the research was conducted for a period of 4 weeks. It was a cross-sectional study. Data were obtained after a self-administered questionnaire were filled and returned by the participants. The study revealed that 80.7% of the staff consumed alcohol while 19.3% of the staff do not consumed alcohol. 27 of the staff consumed alcohol to build moral confidence, 3 staff consumed alcohol due to peer influence and 2 staff due to psychological problems. Our study shows that 56% of the staff have been enlightened about the effects of alcohol consumption. The study also revealed that the staff experienced several degrees of effects as a result of alcohol consumption.

Keywords: Awareness, Effects, Alcohol consumption, Staff.


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