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Year : 2003  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 182-187

Psychopathology among senior secondary school students in Ilesa, south western Nigeria


Department of Mental Health, College of Health Sciences, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria

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F O Fatoye
Department of Mental Health, College of Health Sciences, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife
Nigeria
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The prevalence rate of psychopathology and the relationship between psychopathology and some socio-demographic variables and consolidated current drug use were studied in 600 randomly selected senior secondary school students in Ilesa, south-western Nigeria. The 30-item version of the General Health Questionnaire and the WHO student drug use questionnaire were administered for the study. The findings revealed that the prevalence of psychopathology among the study population was 39.5%. There were significant positive associations between psychopathology and belonging to low socio-economic status, coming from a polygamous family and self-rated poor academic performance. The results also showed that although psychopathology was commoner amongst respondents who were engaged in current use of psychoactive substances than those who were not, the difference was not significant. The implications of these findings within the context of the limitations of the study and the importance of effective preventive and therapeutic student mental health services are discussed.


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