Abstract: This study investigated the influence of demographic factors on the lifestyle of students of tertiary institutions in Kwara State. The research design adopted for the study was descriptive survey. The study population comprised all students of government-owned tertiary institutions in Kwara State. A sample size of 750 students out of the 1050 students selected through a multi-stage sampling technique participated in the study. Data were collected from the sample through a questionnaire designed by the researchers titled Demographic Factors and Students Lifestyle Questionnaire (DFSLSQ). The data collected were analysed with the use of simple percentage, frequency count, ranking means and student t-test statistics. Four research hypotheses were generated and tested at 0.05 alpha level of significance. The findings of the study revealed that age and marital status had significant influence on the respondents lifestyles while mode residence and type of institutions had no significant influence on their lifestyle. It was recommended among others that Health Counseling Services (HCS) should be provided in institutions of higher learning in order to promote healthy life style among students. Such counseling could be routed through Educational Media Technology such as Campus Radio Broadcast, Campus e-Portal, Close Circuit Television, Campus Bulletin, Posters etc.
Shehu Raheem Adaramaja, Onasanya Samuel Adenubi, Yahaya Lasiele Alabi, Ogunsakin Emmanuel Adeola and Oniyangi Shuaib Olanrewaju, 2010. Influence of Demographic Factors on the Lifestyles of Tertiary Institutions Students in Kwara State, Nigeria: Educational Media and Counseling Interventions. Research Journal of Applied Sciences, 5: 73-77.