Influence Of Information And Communication Technology On Behavior Problems Of Nigerian Youths

  • Igbo H
  • Egbe-Okpenge E
  • Awopetu R
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Abstract

The study investigates the influence of information and Communication Technology on behavior problems of Nigerian youths. A self administered survey was conducted with 550 convenience samples of university undergraduates in three universities in Benue State, Nigeria. Four research questions and four hypotheses guided the study. Descriptive statistics, mean, standard deviation and multiple regression statistics were used to analyze the data. The empirical results indicate that there is a joint significant influence of ICT, school, sex and age on cybercrime, aggressive behavior, truancy and sex crimes among youths. However while ICT remained constant and significant, none of the other variables contributed significantly independently. The study recommends that guidance counselors and clinical psychologists at both post primary and tertiary institutions should use appropriate skills and techniques to assist in curbing the identified behavior problems. (C) 2013 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.

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Authors

  • Happiness Ihuoma Igbo

  • Enechojo Grace Egbe-Okpenge

  • Ronke Grace Awopetu

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