Communication and Advocacy Strategies on Adolecents’ Reproductive Heath: Case Study of Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti, Nigeria

Abstract

This study examined the relationship between communication and advocacy strategies on adolescents’ reproductive health in Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria.

The study was a descriptive survey research.  The sample for the study was 200 respondents which were randomly selected among regular undergraduate students from all faculties using cluster random sampling technique.  The instrument used was questionnaire which was constructed by the researcher and corrected and approved by research expert.  The instrument was tagged “Communication and Advocacy Strategies on Adolescents Reproductive Health” (CASARH).   The data collected was analysed using Pearson Product Moment Correlation.  All the hypotheses generated were tested at 0.05 level of significant. It revealed that communication and advocacy strategies affect adolescent’s reproductive health, that is, there is perfect relationship between the two hypotheses tested at 0.05 level of significance.  This study further recommended that proper and adequate enlightenment programmes and campaigns should be made available by the government, non-governmental organizations and private individuals to empower the adolescents with required skills, knowledge and capabilities to function efficiently and effectively in all sectors of the society,  and this is by organizing seminars, workshops, conferences and other public talks.

Keywords: Advocacy, Reproductive Health, Sexual Health, Strategies., communication

Article Review Status: Published

Pages: 29-35 (Download PDF)

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