Drug Abuse and Morals of Youths; A Case Study of Uganda.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

DECLARATION H

APPROVAL III

DEDICATION iv

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT V

LIST OF TABLES x

ABSTRACT xi

CHAPTER ONE 1

1.0 INTRODUCTION 1

1.1 BACKGROU1~’JD OF THE STUDY 1

1.2 STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM 5

1.3 GENERAL OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY 5

1.3.1 SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY 5

1.4AREA OF STUDY 5

1.5 SCOPE OF THE STUDY 5

1.5.1 SUBJECT SCOPE 5

1.5.2 GEOGRAPHICAL SCOPE 6

1.5.3 TIME SCOPE 6

1.6 RESEARCH HYPOTHESIS 6

1.7 SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY 6

1.8 LIMITATIONS OF THE STUDY 6

1.9 DEFINITION OF OPERATIONAL TERMS 6

1.10 CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK 7

CHAPTER TWO 8

LITERATURE REVIEW 8

2.OTNTRODUCTION 8

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2.1THEORETICAL REVIEW .8

2.2 CONCEPTUAL REVIEW.9

2.2.1 YOUTHS MORALS 9

2.2.2 DRUGS USAGE 10

2.2.3 AGE 11

2.2.4 PARENTAL GUIDANCE 12

2.3 REVIEW OF SPECIFIC LITERATURE 12

2.3.1 LEVEL OF USAGE OF DRUGS BY THE YOUTHS 12

2.3.2 LEVEL OF DRUGS INFLUENCE ON YOUTHS MORALS 15

2.3.3 RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN DRUG ABUSE AND YOUTHS MORALS 16

2.4 CAUSES OF DRUG ABUSE AMONG THE YOUTHS 16

2.5 EFFECTS OF DRUG ABUSE ON THE YOUTHS 19

2.6 TYPES OF DRUGS ABUSED BY THE YOUTHS 21

CHAPTER THREE 23

METHODOLOGY 23

3.0 INTRODUCTION 23

3.1 RESEARCH DESIGN 23

3.2 STUDY POPULATION 23

3.3 SAMPLE SELECTION 23

3.4 SAMPLE SIZE DETERMINATION 23

3.5 DATA COLLECTION METHODS 24

3.5.1 QUESTIONNAIRES 24

3.5.2 FOCUS GROUP DISCUSSIONS 24

3.5.3 INTERVIEWS 25

3.6 DATA CODING, STORAGE AND CLEANING 25

3.7 DATA ANALYSIS AND PRESENTATION 25

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CHAPTER FOUR .26

PRESENTATION, INTERPRETATION AND ANALYSIS OF FINDINGS 26

4.0 INTRODUCTION 26

4.1 DEMOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS 26

4.2 RESPONSES FROM RESPONDENTS 26

4.3 SEX OF THE RESPONDENTS 26

4.4 MARITAL STATUS OF THE RESPONDENTS 27

4.5 WHETHER THE RESPONDENTS HAVE EVER BEEN ADDICTED OR NOT 27

4.6 CRIMES COMMITTED BY YOUTHS ADDICTED TO DRUGS 28

4.7 LEVEL OF USAGE OF DRUGS BY THE YOUTHS 29

4.8 LEVEL OF DRUGS INFLUENCE ON YOUTHS MORALS 29

4.9 RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN DRUG ABUSE AND YOUTHS MORALS 30

4.1.8 HYPOTHESIS TESTING 31

4.1.9 PERCEPTION OF DRUG ABUSE 32

4.1.1OMAJOR CAUSES OF DRUG ABUSE 32

4.1 .11 MEASURES BY THE GOVERI’4MENT AND PEOPLE UGANDA TO REDUCE

DRUG ABUSE 33

CHAPTER FIVE 34

DISCUSSSIONS, CONCLUSIONS AND RECEOMMENDATIONS 34

5.0 INTRODUCTION 34

5.1.0 SUMMARY OF THE MAJOR FINDINGS 34

5.1.1 FINDINGS ON THE LEVEL OF USAGE OF DRUGS BY YOUTHS 34

5.1.2 FINDINGS ON LEVEL OF DRUG INFLUENCE ON YOUTHS MORALS 34

5.1.3 FINDINGS ON THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN DRUG ABUSE AND YOUTHS

MORALS 34

5.1.4 FINDINGS ON THE MEASURES TO BE DONE BY GOVERNMENT AND THE

PEOPLE OF UGANDA TO REDUCE DRUG ABUSE AMONG THE YOUTHS 35

5.2 CONCLUSION 35

ABSTRACT The study aimed at investigating the relationship between drug abuse and youths morals; a case study of Uganda. It examined the level of usage of drugs by the youths, the level of drugs influence on youths morals, and the relationship between drug abuse and youths morals. The study used the descriptive research design and adapted cross sectional survey design because it was conducted across participants over a short period of time. An overall sample size was 122 participants. The study adopted cluster sampling and simple random sampling where by the researcher subdivided the study area into four clusters where by each sampling unit had an equal chance of being selected. The study used self administered questionnaires and an interview guide to collect data. To ensure consistency in the study, the researcher used reliability and validity of instruments, data was processed to ascertain the accuracy, consistency, uniformity, proper arrangement and completeness of data, the researcher used the computer for data entry, editing (cleaning), data coding (categorization), data summarization, data presentation took from frequency tables and pie charts and analyzed data using SPSS. The study discovered that the relationship between drug abuse and youths morals in Uganda was positive. The study recommended that there is need for drug abuse programs to address the causes and effects of drug abuse for the problem of drug abuse was integral to the morals of Youths

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APA

Frontiers, E. & LAWRENCE, L (2022). Drug Abuse and Morals of Youths; A Case Study of Uganda.. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/drug-abuse-and-morals-of-youths-a-case-study-of-uganda

MLA 8th

Frontiers, Edu, and LUYIMA LAWRENCE "Drug Abuse and Morals of Youths; A Case Study of Uganda." Afribary. Afribary, 05 Aug. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/drug-abuse-and-morals-of-youths-a-case-study-of-uganda. Accessed 07 Aug. 2022.

MLA7

Frontiers, Edu, and LUYIMA LAWRENCE . "Drug Abuse and Morals of Youths; A Case Study of Uganda.". Afribary, Afribary, 05 Aug. 2022. Web. 07 Aug. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/drug-abuse-and-morals-of-youths-a-case-study-of-uganda >.

Chicago

Frontiers, Edu and LAWRENCE, LUYIMA . "Drug Abuse and Morals of Youths; A Case Study of Uganda." Afribary (2022). Accessed August 07, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/drug-abuse-and-morals-of-youths-a-case-study-of-uganda