Int J Family Med Prim Care | Volume 2, Issue 2 | Research Article | Open Access

Religious Engagement among Nigerian Youths: Does Pinging Obsession and Gender Make a Difference?

Eke OH1*, Onyenyirionwu UG2, Odo VO3, Chukwuma GE4 and Ebulum GC3

1Clinical Psychology Unit, Medical Center University of Nigeria, Nigeria
2Department of Social work, University of Nigeria, Nigeria
3Institute of Ecumenical Education, Thinkers Corner Enugu, Nigeria 4Department of Psychology, University of Nigeria, Nigeria

*Correspondance to: Eke OH 

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Objective The rate with which youths are obsess to the use of phones (and other internet access devices) to interact on social media and do other things seems to have caused more harm than good. It has been observed that youths ping while church services/mass and other activities are going on and this seems to have impinged on their religious engagement. It is for this purpose that present study examined the association of pinging obsession with religious engagement and explored gender differences in religious engagement and pinging obsession association among Nigerian youths. Method participants were 348 youths drawn from church denominations from in eastern Nigeria. Data was collected by means of self-report measured translated into the local dialect of the youths. The result indicated that high addiction was negatively related to religious engagement. It also indicated that females were positively related to religious engagement and being more associated with pinging obsession.


Obsession; Pinging; Religious Engagement; Gender; Youth; Nigeria


Eke OH, Onyenyirionwu UG, Odo VO, Chukwuma GE, Ebulum GC. Religious Engagement among Nigerian Youths: Does Pinging Obsession and Gender Make a Difference?. Int J Fam Med Prim Care. 2021; 2(2): 1038.

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