n Gender and Behaviour - Personal risk assessment of HIV/ AIDS infections among Nigerian adolescent girls in secondary schools




This study investigated personal risk assessment of AIV/AIDS infections among adolescent girls in Nigeria. Four variables (age, knowledge and awareness, Parental status and family type) constituted the personal risk assessment of the adolescent girls. The sample consisted of 2000 adolescent girls using the stage sampling. Their ages ranged between 12 and 19 years (x = 16.5 year). The participants were draw from Bayelsa, Cross River, Akwa lbom and Benue states. A validated instrument, personal Risk Assessment Questionnaire was used to collect data for the study. Results showed that the four variables which constituted personal risk assessment of adolescent girls jointly and relatively contributed to the personal risk assessment of HIV/AIDS infections among the Nigerian adolescent girls. Implications for the study were highlighted.


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