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Attitude and Sexual Behaviour of the Residence of Ijebu North Local Government Area of Ogun State on the Awareness of HIV/AIDS (Published)

This study sought to find out the Attitude and Sexual Behaviour of the residence of Ijebu North local Government Area of Ogun State towards people living with HIV/AIDS. Descriptive survey research design was adopted for the study. Accident sampling was used to sample 1,520 respondents in the local government. A self developed questionnaire was used as research instrument to sample 1,520 respondents. Simple percentages were used in analyzing the data. The result indicated that 1,520 respondents representing 100%  the entire population were in support of  campaigning  and treatment programme for  HIV/AIDS patients and also ready to encourage HIV/AIDS patients to spend the rest of their lives as loved ones 1328 respondents representing 87.36% of the entire population have changed from their promiscuous life style by being faithful to their sexual partners ,while192 respondents representing 12.64 were  still engaging in promiscuous life style .Majority of the respondents  that constitutes 85 .52%(1300) believed that abstinence remains the best option to avoid the infection while few  respondents representing 14.48%(220) found it difficult to practice abstinence ,in other words they are not afraid of being exposed to HIV/AIDS. It was established that the people of Ijebu North local government have positive attitude towards people living with HIV/ AIDS. And were ready to encourage HIV/AID S patients to spend the rest of their lives as loved ones, the awareness of HIV/AIDS  have positively influenced their sexual behaviour with  the opposite sex which made them to abstain from unhealthy sexual behaviours and embrace abstinence to be healthy. It was recommended among others that government and non government agencies should make people awareness that HIV/AIDS is real and has no cure up to data. Health personnel should be moving from place to place to enlighten the rural dwellers about HIV/AIDS, and the consequences of exposure to the virus and ways of  prevention and control of the infection that, if they are not  infected they can be affected in many ways .

Keywords: HIV/AIDS, Ijebu North Local Government Area, Ogun State., Sexual Behaviour, attitude

Attitude and Sexual Behaviour of the Residents of Ijebu North Local Government Area of Ogun State, Nigeria on the Awareness of Hiv/Aids (Published)

This study sought to find out the Attitude and Sexual Behaviour of the residents of Ijebu North local Government Area of Ogun State towards people living with HIV/AIDS. Descriptive survey research design was adopted for the study. Accident sampling was used to sample 1,520 respondents in the local government. A self developed questionnaire was used as research instrument to sample 1,520 respondents. Simple percentages were used in analyzing the data. The result indicated that 1,520 respondents representing 100%  the entire population were in support of  campaigning  and treatment programme for  HIV/AIDS patients and also ready to encourage HIV/AIDS patients to spend the rest of their lives as loved ones 1328 respondents representing 87.36% of the entire population have changed from their promiscuous life style by being faithful to their sexual partners ,while192 respondents representing 12.64% were  still engaging in promiscuous life style .Majority of the respondents  that constitutes 85 .52%(1300) believed that abstinence remains the best option to avoid the infection while few  respondents representing 14.48%(220) found it difficult to practice abstinence ,in other words they are not afraid of being exposed to HIV/AIDS  It was established that the people of Ijebu North local government have positive attitude towards people living with HIV/ AIDS. And were ready to encourage HIV/AID S patients to spend the rest of their lives as loved ones, the awareness of HIV/AIDS have positively influenced their sexual behaviour with  the opposite sex which made them to abstain from unhealthy sexual behaviours and embrace abstinence to be healthy. It was recommended among others that government and non government agencies should make people aware that HIV/AIDS is real and has no cure up to data. Health personnel should be moving from place to place to enlighten the rural dwellers about HIV/AIDS, and the consequences of exposure to the virus and ways of prevention and control of the infection that, if they are not infected they can be affected in many ways

Keywords: HIV/AIDS, Ijebu North, Nigeria, Ogun State., Sexual Behaviour, attitude

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

Sexual Behaviour of Adolescent Hawkers in Ilorin Metropolis: The Role of Socio-Demographic Predictors (Published)

The health of adolescents is greatly determined by their behaviour. An important and complex area of adolescent behavioural health is sexuality. Issues of experience and activity include the timing of first intercourse, number of sex partners, contraceptive use, pregnancy, and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The purpose of this study therefore is to examine the prediction of socio-demographic factors on sexual behaviour of adolescent hawkers in Ilorin Metropolis. Survey research design was adopted. Five research questions guided the study. The population comprised of 400 adolescents in Ilorin Metropolis, Kwara State, Nigeria. A multi-stage sampling technique was adopted while purposive sampling method was used to select the participants, while a semi structured interview form and self-developed questionnaire was used for data collection. Reliability was estimated at 0.81. Data analysis involved mean, standard deviation, chi-square, and regression analysis. Results showed that Socio-demographic variables did have significant association with respondents risky sexual behaviour, ever had sex, practice of having more than one sexual partner, monetary reward for sex, and the practice of condom use during sexual intercourse. It was recommended that Socio- demographic factors indicated to have contributed to current extent of adolescents’ sexuality while risky sexual behaviour exposes them to high sexual networking, sex related outcomes which includes among others, unwanted pregnancy which may lead to abortion and the likes.

Keywords: Adolescents, Hawker, Sexual Behaviour, Socio- Demographic Factors

GENDER, AGE DIFFERENTIALS: IMPLICATIONS IN PREMARITAL SEX AMONG ADOLESCENTS AND YOUNG ADULTS (Published)

This paper examined how gender and age differences influence the premarital sexual behaviour of young people (Adolescents and young Adults). A sample of 100 students, (50 males and 50 females) between the ages of 18-35 years was randomly drawn from the undergraduate student populations and a 28-question standerdised questionnaire to assess some aspects of their sexual behaviour was administered. Statistical analyses of data involved one-way Anova and Descriptive statistics which indicated that there were no differences gender-wise F(1,98)=0.36,P>0.05, age-wise F(1,98)=0.461, P>0.05 and religion-wise F(2/96)=1.8, P>0.05 in premarital sex, in terms of indulgence, susceptibility to experiment and frequency of indulgence. There is need for more detailed research with emphasis on such potential influences like marital status, ethnicity and social status of respondent(s) on premarital sex

Keywords: Adolescents, Age, Gender, Premarital, Sexual Behaviour, Young Adults