PARENTS’ PERCEPTION, ATTITUDE AND PRACTICE TOWARDS PROVIDING SEX EDUCATION FOR ADOLESCENTS IN ETI-OSA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA LAGOS, NIGERIA

PARENTS’ PERCEPTION, ATTITUDE AND PRACTICE TOWARDS PROVIDING SEX EDUCATION FOR ADOLESCENTS IN ETI-OSA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA LAGOS, NIGERIA

Author by Mrs. Titilayo Olaoye

Journal/Publisher: Ife Psychologia

Volume/Edition: 27

Language: English

Pages: 45 - 50

Abstract

The failure of parents to discuss sex related issues openly with adolescents have several unfortunate consequences. This study assessed parents’ perception, attitude and practice towards providing sex education for their adolescents. The study employed cross sectional design. Three hundred and seventy three respondents were selected using multi-stage sampling. A validated questionnaire was used for data collection.
Data was subjected to descriptive and inferential statistics. The parent’s perception toward providing sex education was low, likewise their attitude. While Parent’s practice of providing sex education to their adolescent was moderate. There was a significant relationship between religion and percep tion of parents towards sex education. It is recommended that parents should improve communication in the home
that would promote healthy informed choices among adolescents.
 


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