The Influence of Home Movies on the Dressing Pattern of Students: A Study in a Nigerian Public University

Oberiri Destiny Apuke



This research work set out to examine the influence of home movies on the dressing pattern of students of tertiary institutions. The researcher employed simple random sampling to select 152 students from Taraba State University, Jalingo which formed the sample size. Questionnaire and interview were used as the instruments for data collection. Data gathered were presented using tables while frequency counts and simple percentages were used for analysis and interpretation. The research work among many things reveals that virtually all the respondents’ watches television and they do so very often. The study also revealed that youths imitate the hip hop/hippies and makeup/hairstyles projected by home movies than any other form of dressing and the major reasons for that are for fashion and imitating a role model as the study postulates such act makes them look indecent on campus. Reversing this issue, the study recommends that media and film regulatory frameworks must continue to be vigilant in screening contents of home movies so as to ensure the preservation of Nigerian/African cultural values both in the content and costume of these home movies.


Keywords: Home movies, Influence, Students, Dress pattern, Taraba state university, Jalingo.



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