Assessing the Efficacy of Marijuana Prevention Initiatives for Promoting Students' Well-Being at Lagos State University

Authors

  • Tinuke FAPOHUNDA Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos, Nigeria
  • Sehilat BOLARINWA Lagos State University, Ojo, Nigeria
  • Rasheed AZEEZ Lagos State University, Ojo, Nigeria

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.57233/gijmss.v6i3.15

Keywords:

Awareness Campaigns, Diverse Communication Channels, Drug-free University Campus, Marijuana Prevention Programs, Substance Use Issues

Abstract

This study assessed the efficacy of marijuana prevention initiatives for a drug-free university campus with a focus on Lagos State University. The study used the descriptive survey research design. With the aid of the convenience sampling technique, out of a population of 500 sampled students, responses were obtained from 432 respondents and were used for final analysis. Using the Health Belief Model (HBM) as a theoretical framework, descriptive statistics and content analysis were adopted to analyse the collected and collated data. Results showed that there exists a notable lack of awareness among the majority of the respondents (62.3%) regarding marijuana prevention programs or initiatives at Lagos State University. Also, the study highlights the potential health and social risks associated with marijuana use, emphasizing the importance of proactive prevention efforts. These risks include impaired cognitive function, mental health issues, strained interpersonal relationships, and legal consequences. As a result of these findings, the study concluded by noting the pressing need for enhanced and consistent educational efforts, particularly through awareness campaigns during student orientation programs and the utilization of diverse communication channels. It is recommended amongst others, that Lagos State University implement regular awareness campaigns using diverse communication channels such as social media, workshops, seminars, and posters as well as enhance and promote the services of the university’s counselling unit to ensure that students are aware of the available support for substance use issues.

Author Biographies

Tinuke FAPOHUNDA, Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos, Nigeria

Department of Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management,
Lagos State University, Nigeria

Sehilat BOLARINWA, Lagos State University, Ojo, Nigeria

Department of Accounting, Lagos State University, Nigeria

Rasheed AZEEZ , Lagos State University, Ojo, Nigeria

Department of Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management,
Lagos State University, Ojo, Nigeria

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Published

2023-10-23

How to Cite

FAPOHUNDA, T. ., BOLARINWA, S. ., & AZEEZ, R. . . (2023). Assessing the Efficacy of Marijuana Prevention Initiatives for Promoting Students’ Well-Being at Lagos State University. Gusau International Journal of Management and Social Sciences, 6(3), 274–292. https://doi.org/10.57233/gijmss.v6i3.15