Aun Thompson Toryuha, Oniye Ridwanullahi Kolapo, Islamiyyah Olajire Ibraheem, Adewumi Baliqis Lawal


This study examined Causes and Consequences of Cohabitation among Tertiary Institution Students in Kwara State, Nigeria. Descriptive survey was adopted for the study where 864 students from universities, colleges of education and polytechnics were chosen using multistage sampling technique. A researcher designed questionnaire with a 5 point Likert’s scale containing 22 items, of twin halves was used for data collection. The data was analysed using descriptive statistics. Mean rating and simple percentage were used to answer research questions while t-test was used to test hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. Causes of cohabitation include insufficient on-campus accommodation, financial distress, and fear of losing loved ones, moral and religious decadence whereas death, STDs, dropout of school, poor academic performance and health or social issues were some of the consequences of cohabitation. It was recommended among others that the school authority should try to provide sufficient on-campus accommodation for the students.


Cohabitation, tertiary-institutions, causes, consequences.

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