The Benefits of Students’ Support Follow-Up Program on Students Involved In Substance Abuse: Empirical Evidence from Babcock University Community

The Benefits of Students’ Support Follow-Up Program on Students Involved In Substance Abuse: Empirical Evidence from Babcock University Community

Author by Mr. Jonathan M. Dangana

Journal/Publisher: Journal Of Humanities And Social Science

Volume/Edition: 22

Language: English

Pages: 9 - 14

Abstract

 The purpose of this study is to assess the benefits of Babcock University Student Support Center follow-up program to students involved in substance use and abuse. In this inquiry, a survey study design of quantitative employed. The registered students tested positive for drugs were 57 in total. A deliberate (purposive) sampling technique was adopted for this study. The total sample was used. The data were gathered mainly by using self-developed questionnaire. The data collected were tabulated and analyzed using statistical tools mean, percentage and frequencies. The outcome of this study revealed that 98.5 per cent of the participants were aware of and knowledgeable of substance abuse, while 93.6 per cent of the participants of this study adequately rated the effectiveness okay. Also, it was revealed that the perceived attitude towards the Student Support Centre (SSC) follow-up service(s) was positive; and the perceived views of the students involved in substance abuse in relation to improving the Student Support Centre (SSC) follow-up program was mixed. Therefore, it was concluded that those students involved in substance abuse need high quality and cost effective treatment as well as proper monitoring. It was recommended that the university should make effort to handle issues of students with the assistance of the Student Support Center before making any critical decision of suspension by the disciplinary committee. 


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