Tag Archives: Adolescent

Contributing Variables to Teenage Pregnancy among Female Adolescents in Nigeria (Published)

This study examined contributing variables to teenage pregnancy among female adolescents in Akoko districts of Ondo State. Descriptive survey research design was adopted for this study. The Population for this study consisted all pregnant teenager’s attending antenatal care in Akoko districts Health Centre (HC) and General Hospital (GH). Purposive sampling technique was used to select 20% (720) from 3,600 registered pregnant teenagers for antenatal. Simple random sampling of fish bowl with replacement was used to select fifteen (15) respondents at each HC and seventy two at GH respectively. A Contributing Variable to Teenage Pregnancy Questionnaire (CVTPQ) was developed by researcher and used for data collection. The instrument was validated by experts and a reliability coefficient of 0.83 was established with Cronbach’s alpha. Data collected were analyzed using simple percentage for demographic data while linear regression was used to test the hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. Findings revealed that inadequate knowledge about sexuality education, peer pressure, lack of parental guidance and media/internet were contributing variables to teenage pregnancy among female adolescents. Recommendations were made among is that government should make health care professionals working with adolescent’s to develop a wide range of practical and interpersonal initiatives on teenage pregnancy.

Keywords: Adolescent, Media/Internet, Parental Guidance, Peer Pressure, Sexuality Education, Teenage Pregnancy.

Factors That Influence Student Behaviour in Secondary Schools (Published)

The focus of this paper is to review, examine and discuss the main factors that influence the behaviour of the secondary school students who are adolescents. The adolescent student is often in a difficult phase of his/her life and, therefore, important people in his/her life may negatively influence his/her behaviour at school. Factors that are related to the external system of his/her life are considered in this literature study. The study reveals that the school, the family, the peer pressure, the community and the new media negatively impact on the student behaviour. It concludes that these same systems should endeavour to teach socio-emotional skills to the students: this is likely to enhance their social competence. This may help eliminate student disruptive behaviour: this problem is a socio-emotional problem that requires socio-emotional approaches

Keywords: Adolescent, Disruptive Behaviour, Factors, Socio-Emotional Problem

Influence of Home Environmental Factors on Adolescents’ Sexual Behaviour in Port Harcourt Metropolis (Published)

The study was on influence of Home Environmental Factors on Adolescents’ Sexual Behaviour in Port Harcourt Metropolis, Rivers State. Ex-post facto research design was adopted. The population of the study was 18,652. A sample size of 600 respondents was used for the study. The instruments for data collection were: Home Environmental Factor Inventory (HEFI) and Adolescents’ Sexual Behaviour Inventory (ASBI). The reliability of the instruments were determined using Cronbach alpha reliability technique. For the Home Environment Factor Inventory (HEFI) the reliability was carried out section by section. For marital stability, the reliability was 0.62, for parental control, it was 0.77, for mass media, it was 0.65. For the adolescents sexual behaviour scale (ASBI) reliability coefficient of 0.70 was realized. The reliability coefficient for the entire instruments however was 0.70. The statistical tools used were mean, standard deviation and linear regression analysis to answer the research questions while t-test of independent sample, analysis of variance (ANOVA) and Beta value were used to test the hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. The work revealed that parental marital stability and parental control showed significant influence on adolescents’ sexual behaviour, among others. The implication of the study is that parents should significantly guide adolescents, and not jettison the essence of their involvement in the upkeep and sexual behaviour of the adolescents.

Keywords: Adolescent, Home Environment, Sexual Behaviour

Iranian Lifestyle Reflection in Six adolescent’s Novels (Published)

In most novels for teens in Iran, one or more major or minor characters of the story are adolescents who each have their own speech and behavior. It seems that the authors pay attention to Iranian life style in the novels primarily to draw attention of adolescents to the text and secondary to reflect Iranian life style in their text. In this paper, lifestyle of teenage characters in the text of teenage novels during 2010– 2012 based on the pattern of Iranian lifestyles is analyzed with regard to the four indexes (traditional, leisure, cultural and managerial-care). The findings of the content analysis show that all indexes of Iranian life style are noted in young adult novels, and the most attraction was directed to the traditional index. In addition, the use of indices between girls and boys is different in the novels.

 

Keywords: Adolescent, Gender, Iran, Lifestyle, children’s literature, novel

The Relationship between Parents and Adolescent Homosexuals (Published)

This article presented the relationship between parents and adolescent homosexuals. Specifically, this relationship is expressed through the parental role for adolescent homosexuals; the reason publicly adolescent homosexuals or not publicly available to parents about homosexual tendencies.

Keywords: Adolescent, Relationship, homosexual.

PHYSICAL AND VERBAL AGGRESSION AMONG ADOLESCENT SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN RIVERS STATE OF NIGERIA (Published)

This study was conducted to ascertain the prevalence, gender and level of schooling difference in adolescent secondary school students’ physical and verbal aggression. The study was conducted in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State Nigeria. Descriptive survey research design was adopted for the study, while stratified random sampling technique was used to select 360 adolescent students from three secondary schools to constitute sample for the study. The respondents were selected on the basis of gender and level of schooling. The physical and verbal aggression segments of Buss-Perry Scale were adopted for the study. Six research questions and four hypotheses guided the study. The results were as follows: 20.8% of the secondary school students were physically aggressive, while the prevalence of verbal aggression among the students was 48.3%. Prevalence of physical aggression and verbal aggression were higher among males than females. Prevalence of physical aggression was higher among JSS students (28.3%) than among the SSS students (13.3%), while prevalence of verbal aggression was higher among SSS students (56.7%), than among JSS students (40%). There was significant difference between male and female students physical aggression. There was significant difference between JSS and SSS students physical aggression. Among the recommendations was that Anti-Aggression Club should be established in schools, to monitor, discourage and report aggressive behaviours to school authorities

Keywords: Adolescent, Aggression, Physical Aggression, Verbal Aggression

PHYSICAL AND VERBAL AGGRESSION AMONG ADOLESCENT SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN RIVERS STATE OF NIGERIA (Published)

This study was conducted to ascertain the prevalence, gender and level of schooling difference in adolescent secondary school students’ physical and verbal aggression. The study was conducted in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State Nigeria. Descriptive survey research design was adopted for the study, while stratified random sampling technique was used to select 360 adolescent students from three secondary schools to constitute sample for the study. The respondents were selected on the basis of gender and level of schooling. The physical and verbal aggression segments of Buss-Perry Scale were adopted for the study. Six research questions and four hypotheses guided the study. The results were as follows: 20.8% of the secondary school students were physically aggressive, while the prevalence of verbal aggression among the students was 48.3%. Prevalence of physical aggression and verbal aggression were higher among males than females. Prevalence of physical aggression was higher among JSS students (28.3%) than among the SSS students (13.3%), while prevalence of verbal aggression was higher among SSS students (56.7%), than among JSS students (40%). There was significant difference between male and female students physical aggression. There was significant difference between JSS and SSS students’ physical aggression. Among the recommendations was that Anti-Aggression Club should be established in schools, to monitor, discourage and report aggressive behaviours to school authorities

Keywords: Adolescent, Aggression, Physical Aggression, Verbal Aggression