Economic analysis of the effect of cigarette consumption on the academic performance of students in Adamawa State University
Author(s): Nuru Mohammed Arabo, Godwin Boniface
Abstract: This paper examines the effect of cigarette consumption on the academc performance of students in Adamawa State University. The study employs primary data obtained through questionnaire issued to students. The techniques used in analyzing the data include correlation analysis and regression analysis. The findings of the correlation analysis shows a negative correlation between smoking and students’ performance in Adamawa State University. Also, regression analysis revealed smoking has a negative effect on the academic performance of student, while monthly pocket money has a positive impact on their academic performance of students. Based on the results from the study, the study recommends, among others, that smoking should be highly discouraged among students since it affects their academic performance negatively, and that since monthly pocket money has positive impact on students’ academic performance, it is advisable that parents keep that up and even improve on that as a means of facilitating the performance of their wards.