The consumption of alcohol on the job is common among the commercial motorcyclist in most communities in Nigeria. This study assessed the consumption of alcohol among the commercial motorcyclists at a community park in Abeokuta, Ogun state. The design of this study is descriptive survey and the target population are the motorcyclists at Ita-Oshin community. Convenient sampling technique was used to select 60 for the study out of about 110 registered motorcyclists at the park. The instrument used for this study is a self-constructed question comprising of four (4) sections with a reliability score of 0.74. Data analysis is done using descriptive statistics and presented inform of tables, frequencies and percentages. The result of this study reveals that the alcohol consumption level of respondents is low and years of consumption is between 1-5 years. The result observed that the respondents take only a bottle per day. Further findings showed that respondents take all kinds of alcohol and feel comfortable during consumption. The study also observed that respondents consume alcohol any time of the day, anywhere, every day when they need not work efficiently and in social gathering as the pattern of alcohol consumption. Lastly this study showed that weather condition, coping with frustration, someone’s job, peer influence and stress are factors influencing alcohol consumption. The study therefore recommends a continuous education and enlightenment on mass media and at the garages (park).
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- Alcohol, Level of Alcohol Consumption, Commercial Motorcyclist
- ASSESSMENT OF ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION AMONG COMMERCIAL MOTORCYCLISTS IN ABEOKUTA, OGUN STATE