FORMS OF INDECENT DRESSING AMONG UNIVERSITY STUDENTS IN NORTH CENTRAL GEO-POLITICAL ZONE
The study investigated the malaise of indecent dressing that has pervaded the Nigerian university campuses. One research question and a hypothesis were raised to give direction to the study. The instrument used was a questionnaire entitled “Indecent Dressing in the University Questionnaire (IDUQ)”. IDUQ was administered to 300 students randomly selected from six universities in the North Central Geopolitical Zone of Nigeria. The data collected were analysed with frequency counts, percentages and One-Way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA). The results of the analysis showed that a high percentage of the respondents agreed that most of the forms of indecent dressing listed in the questionnaire were common among university students. The result further revealed that there was a significant difference in the modes of dressing of students in private, state and federal government owned universities, in various forms. The pair wise comparison showed that the difference exists between federal and private universities; state and private universities whereas there was no difference between federal and state universities. Based on the findings, it was recommended, among other things, that university authorities should take decisive steps in curbing this social malaise (indecent dressing) by introducing dress codes for students and strictly enforcing it.
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