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The psychological distress among youths in nigeria

Rabiu, D. K. and Bakar, Z. A. (2019) The psychological distress among youths in nigeria. Indian Journal of Public Health Research and Development, 10 (6). ISSN 0976-0245

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Official URL: http://dx.doi/org/10.5958/0976-5506.2019.01475.X


Studying at school under specific distress condition such as war requires resilience and persistence among students to survive. This paper is written with the intention to highlight war experiences among Nigerian youth at school under the pressure of war condition. Studies have shown that they struggle in their learning at school. The tension between educational requirement and the safety of life become common dilemma that most of Nigerian students were facing in their everyday schooling life. The difficulties have been found by many studies to affect not just to their schooling life but their personal development. They are to develop emotional and psychological problems that affect their personality development which manifest the symptoms of psychological distress such as irritability, insomnia, sleeping disorders, fear, aggression, confusion and an inability to concentrate. These developments facilitated the emergence of behavioural problems that lead to the prevalence of negative attitude towards schooling among secondary school students in Nigeria. As a result it affect the amount of motivation to display by youths in order to achieve success in school activities and all other extra-curricular activities that aims at development of social interaction among youth irrespective of their socio-economic, tribal or religious inclination. The discourse is intended to highlight what need to be done in order to assist how the youth can survive in their educational life at school under the hard condition like war experiences.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:psychological distress, psychological trauma, trauma
Subjects:L Education > L Education (General)
ID Code:90063
Deposited By: Narimah Nawil
Deposited On:30 Apr 2021 07:27
Last Modified:30 Apr 2021 07:27

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