Influence Of Sexual Self-Esteem on Sexual Tendencies Among Adolescents in Public Secondary Schools in Uyo Education Zone

Authors

  • Lucky O. Abogoh Department of Educational Foundations, University of Uyo, Uyo, Nigeria
  • Robson James Department of Psychology, University of Uyo, Nigeria.

Abstract

This study investigated the influence of sexual self-esteem and peer group on sexual tendencies among adolescents in public secondary schools in Uyo Education Zone. The study area was Uyo education zone, AkwaIbom state, Nigeria. The sample comprised 1181 drawn from 11,816 Senior Secondary I (SSI) students in public secondary schools in Uyo Education Zone through multi-stage random sampling approach. The research design adopted for the study was descriptive survey design and a 20-item researcher’s-made instrument was used for data collection. The instrument was face validated by three experts in Research, Measurement and Evaluation including an Educational Sociologist in the University of Calabar. To establish the reliability of the instrument, it was subjected to Cronbach alpha reliability test. The reliability coefficient ranging from.729-.911 was obtained for the research variables. Mean and standard deviation were used to answer the research questions, while t-test, Pearson Product Moment Correlation (PPMC) statistics. The findings showed that there was significant influence of sexual self-esteem and peer group on students’ sexual tendencies in public secondary schools in Uyo Education Zone of AkwaIbom State, Nigeria. It was recommended among others that both the parents and the school administrators should try as much as possible to set good examples for the adolescents to follow on sexuality, this they could do by encouraging the development of a set of values in adolescents that will guide their sexual behaviours.

References

Action Health Incorporated (2003). Comprehensive Sexuality Education. Lagos: Find Print

Limited.

Andersen B. L. &Cyranowski J. M. (1994). Women's Sexual Self-schema. Journal of

Personality & Social Psychology, 67 (6), 1079–1100.

Ashmore, R. D., Del Boca, F.K. & Beebe M(2002). “Alkie,” “Frat Brother,” and “Jock”:

Perceived types of college Students and Stereotypes about Drinking. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 32,885–907.

Brown, B.B.&Lohr, M.J. (1987). Peer-group Affiliation and Adolescent Self- Esteem: An

Integration of Ego-identity and Symbolic-interaction Theories. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 52(1), 47–55.

Caminis, A., Henrich, C., Ruchkin, V., Schwab-Stone, M. & Martin, A. (2007) Psychosocial

Predictors of Sexual Initiation and High-risk Sexual Behaviourism in Early Adolescence Child. Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health, 1(14), 1-4.

Family Health International (FHI), 2002.Intervention Strategies that Work for Youth:

Summary of Focus on Young Adults, FHI Youth Net, Paper 1, Arlington, VA: USA.

Federal Republic of Nigeria (2004).National Policy on Education (4th ed) Lagos: NERDC

Press.

Giugliano. J. R. (2003). A Psychoanalytic Overview of Excessive Sexual Behaviour and

Addiction.Sexual Addiction & Compulsive, 10, 275-290.

Ibia E. (2012). Sociological Foundations of Education (2nd ed). Calabar: Cat Publishers.

Mcleish, M. A. Paetzold, R.L., &Rholes, S. W. (2010).Adult Attachment and Exploration

Linking Attachment Style to Motivation and Perceptions of Support in Adult Exploration.Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 32, 196-205.

Okonofua, F. (2013). Adolescent Reproductive Health in Africa: The Future Challenges.

African Journal of Reproductive Health, 4(1), 7-9.

Olubunmi, A. G. (2011). Impact of Family type on Involvement of Adolescents in Pre-

marital Sex.International Journal of Psychology and Counselling, 3(1), 15-19.

Schalet, A. (2011). Not Under My Roof: Parents, Teens, and the Culture of Sex. Chicago: The

University of Chicago Press.

Snell, W. E. (1998). The multidimensional sexual self-concept questionnaire.In C. M. Davis, W.

L. Yarber, R. Bauserman, G. Schreer, & S. L. Davis (Eds.), Handbook of sexuality-related measures (pp. 521–524). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Steve, S., Pallav, P., Richard, D. & Bradford, B. (2007) Adolescent peer group identification

and characteristics: A review of the literature.Addict Behaviour, 32(8), 1602–1627.

Upchurch, D., Levy-storms, L., Sucoff, C., & Aneshnsel, S. (1998). Gender and Ethnic

Differences In the Timing of First Sexual Intercourse. Family Planning Perspective, 30(1): 45 - 54.

Walsh, W.B. & Betz, N. E. (1985).Tests and Assessment. Eaglewood Cliffs, New Jersey:

Prentice-Hall.

Downloads

Published

2024-01-17

How to Cite

Influence Of Sexual Self-Esteem on Sexual Tendencies Among Adolescents in Public Secondary Schools in Uyo Education Zone. (2024). NIGERIAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY, 11(1&2), 98-105. http://nacpjournal.org.ng/index.php/nacp/article/view/17