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Title:
THE RISING INCIDENCE OF COHABITATION AMONG UNIVERSITY UNDERGRADUATES

Authors:
Nnachi Amos Imo


Volume - 2 Issue - 6, Pages - 3575-3586

Abstract:
Cohabitation is not yet an accepted norm in most traditional Igbo society and parents strive to keep children, especially, female children from such living arrangement. However, on campus children, outside the watchful eyes of parents find expression to repressed drives. The objective of this study was to investigate the rising incidence of cohabitation among undergraduates. The study was carried out in Ebonyi State University. Cross-sectional survey was the research design, multistage cluster, systematic and purposive sampling methods were used in selecting the sample. Questionnaire and interview were the instruments for data collection. Results show that about 11 percent of the respondents were cohabiting and reasons for cohabiting included sexual satisfaction, mutual assistance, guarding against competition, poverty, peer influence and high cost of accommodation. It is therefore suggested that, government intervention, reduction in fees, provision of hostels on campus and exhortation can help in reducing the incidence of cohabitation.

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[Imo, Nnachi Amos. "THE RISING INCIDENCE OF COHABITATION AMONG UNIVERSITY UNDERGRADUATES." International Journal of Social Science & Economic Research 2.6 (2017): 3575-586.]

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