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


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


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.


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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.