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Ohuakanwa, Chijioke Ephraim; Omeje, Joachim Chinweike; Eskay, Michael
The study sought to investigate the relationship between pornography addiction and psychosocial and academic adjustment of students in universities in Lagos State. In order to achieve this objective, five research questions were formulated and two hypotheses postulated. The subjects for the study consisted of 616 full-time third-year undergraduate students from two universities in Lagos State. They were composed using purposive sampling technique. The instrument used for data collection was that researchers designed questionnaire titled “Pornography Addiction, Psychosocial and Academic Adjustment Instrument”. The reliability coefficient of the instrument was also determined, using the Cronbach alpha statistics which determines the coefficient of internal consistency of the instrument. The research questions were analyzed using mean scores and “SD” (standard deviation) while the null hypotheses were tested at 0.05 level of significance using Pearson product moment coefficient and the t-test. The findings show that university students in Lagos State experienced high level of pornography addiction.
The results also show that university students in Lagos State experienced moderate level of psychosocial and academic adjustment. There is a significant but negative relationship between pornography addiction and psychosocial adjustment. There is a slight positive relationship between pornography addiction and academic adjustment. Based on the findings, implications were highlighted. For instance, finding that students in the universities are experiencing high level of pornography addiction behaviour implies that students have strong attraction to environmental forces that draw them to pornography. Based on the findings of the study, recommendations are made. These included that due to high level of pornography addiction behaviour among students of universities, functional counseling units should be established where qualified counselors will be assigned to assist students to struggle with pornography to gradually overcome the behaviour.