Cultism among Nigerian Undergraduates: Perception of Students in Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo

Dr Boludola Gbemisola Owolabi


The main purpose of this study was to investigate the causes, consequences and strategies for curbing cultism among Nigerian Undergraduates. Descriptive survey design was adopted for the study. A four point structured 20-item rating scale questionnaire was used for data collection. The validity of the instrument were ascertained and the reliability co-efficient of 0.78 was established. Three research questions and one hypothesis were formulated for this study. Item by item analysis and t-test were the statistical tools adopted. The study discovered that cultism among the students of tertiary institutions is prevalent and urgent solutions are needed to be taken by the government, institution and society at large to curb it. It is recommended that counselling should be intensified to create awareness on cultism, its consequences and how it can be curbed among undergraduates; also, seminars, and workshops should be organized for students, lecturers, parents and community at large. It is therefore concluded that cultism among Nigerian undergraduates is real and urgent solution is needed to be taken by the government, institutions and society at large to curb it.

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