Peer Pressure, Socio-Economic Status and Substance Abuse among Adolescents
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The purpose of the study was to examine the relationship between socio-economic status, peer influence and substance abuse among adolescents. A correlational study design that is quantitative was adopted to establish the both the relationship between the variables of which they were selected randomly. A total of 112 respondents, both male and female participated in the study. Data collected was analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS), where a Pearson correlation coefficient (r) was used to test the significance of the hypotheses. The study results revealed that there was there is a negative statistical significant relationship between socioeconomic status and substance abuse among adolescents; was is no significant relationship between socio-economic status and peer influence among adolescents, furthermore results revealed that there was no significant relationship between peer influence and substance abuse among adolescents.