Socio-environmental predictors of sexual-risk behaviour among in-school adolescents in Ikenne Local Government Area Ogun State, Nigeria

Socio-environmental predictors of sexual-risk behaviour among in-school adolescents in Ikenne Local Government Area Ogun State, Nigeria

Author by Dr. Titilayo Olaoye

Journal/Publisher: International Journal Of Child And Adolescents Health

Volume/Edition: 14

Language: English

Pages: 165 - 173

Abstract

Sexual-risk behaviours of the adolescents in Nigeria have attracted considerable attention yet, a large proportion of the adolescents are affected by STIs (sexual transmitted infections) including HIV/AIDS and reproductive health problems. This study investigated the predictors of sexual risk behaviour among in-school adolescents in Ikenne Local Government Area, of Ogun State, Nigeria. The study employed a cross-sectional design. A multi-stage sampling technique was used to select 716 participants for the study. A validated questionnaire was used to collect data. Data were subjected to descriptive and inferential statistics. The result showed the mean age of the participants was 15.2 ± 1.4years and above a quarter (35.5%) were in Senior Secondary one (SS1). Most (69%) of participants lived with their parents. Less than half (48.5%) of the participant had moderate peer influences and sixty-eight per cent had moderate media influence. Also, more than half (51.3%) of the participant’s parent belongs to the middle class. Peer influence (OR = 0.350; CI: 0.18-1.18; p < 0 xss=removed xss=removed>


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