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Social Support, Coping Strategies and Academic Adjustment of First Year University Undergraduates in Rivers State, Nigeria. (Published)

This study was designed to determine the extent to which social support, and coping strategies predict academic adjustment of first year university undergraduates in Rivers State, Nigeria. Correlation design was adopted for the study. Three research questions and three corresponding hypotheses guided the conduct of the study at 0.05 alpha levels. A sample of 382 first year university undergraduates of Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Port Harcourt, 2015/2016 academic session was drawn from the population through purposive and proportional stratified random sampling techniques. Three instruments namely; Multidimensional Scale for Perceived Social Support, Coping Strategies Inventory and Student Adaptation to College Questionnaire – Academic subscale were used for data collection. Simple and multiple regression analyses were used for data analysis. All data were subjected to analysis using statistical package for social science (SPSS). Results showed that; social support statistically significantly predicted academic adjustment of first year university undergraduates; coping strategies (problem-focused and emotion-focused) taken together statistically significantly predicted academic adjustment of first year university undergraduates; on the basis of individual contribution, problem-focused was a significant contributor to academic adjustment of first year university undergraduates while emotion-focused was not. Based on the findings, conclusion and recommendations were made.

Keywords: Academic, Coping, Social, Strategies., and adjustment, support

Communication and Advocacy Strategies on Adolescents’ Reproductive Heath: Case Study of Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti, Nigeria (Published)

This study examined the relationship between communication and advocacy strategies on adolescents’ reproductive health in Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria. The study was a descriptive survey research. The sample for the study was 200 respondents which were randomly selected among regular undergraduate students from all faculties using cluster random sampling technique. The instrument used was questionnaire which was constructed by the researcher and corrected and approved by research expert. The instrument was tagged “Communication and Advocacy Strategies on Adolescents Reproductive Health” (CASARH). The data collected was analysed using Pearson Product Moment Correlation. All the hypotheses generated were tested at 0.05 level of significant. It revealed that communication and advocacy strategies affect adolescent’s reproductive health, that is, there is perfect relationship between the two hypotheses tested at 0.05 level of significance. This study further recommended that proper and adequate enlightenment programmes and campaigns should be made available by the government, non-governmental organizations and private individuals to empower the adolescents with required skills, knowledge and capabilities to function efficiently and effectively in all sectors of the society, and this is by organizing seminars, workshops, conferences and other public talks.

Keywords: Advocacy, Reproductive Health, Sexual Health, Strategies., communication

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