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Determinants of Risky Sexual Behaviours Among Adolescent Girls Attending Babcock University High School, Ilishan Remo, Ogun State

AGBONJINMI, Lawrence Adewale (RN, RM, RPHN, BNSc, MPH); OMIJIE, Deborah (RN, BNSc)

Risky sexual behaviours have been identified to be on the increase among female adolescent and some factors have been found to be a determinant of these risky sexual behaviours. This study was carried out to examine the determinants of risky sexual behaviours among adolescent girls attending Babcock university high school in Ilishan Remo, Ogun state. Descriptive research design was adopted for this study and simple random method was used to select 271 female adolescent students from Babcock university high school Ilishan Remo Ogun state. The researcher designed questionnaire was used to collect data from the students. Face and content validity of instrument was ascertained by experts of Nursing Sciences and Tests and Measurement. Reliability was determined using internal consistency method and Cronbach’s alpha reliability coefficient was 0.81. Three research questions were answered using descriptive statistics while three hypotheses were tested using inferential statistics of Pearson product moment correlations. The findings of the study revealed that majority of the respondents had high knowledge (72.5%) and perception (62.7%) of risky sexual behaviour. The study also found that there is significant relationship between the knowledge, attitude, perception and risky sexual behaviours among adolescent girls. It was recommended among others that there is need for teachers and parents to properly educate and inform students on the issue of risky sexual behaviour in schools and at home so as to eliminate wrong perceptions and attitudes towards the subject.


Keywords: Adolescent Girls, Determinants, Risky Sexual Behaviour,

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