1887

n IFE PsychologIA : An International Journal - Socio-psychological factors as determinants of reproductive health behaviour among couples in Nigeria

Volume 22, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1117-1421
USD

 

Abstract

The study established the influence of socio-psychological factors on the reproductive health behavior among couples in Ibadan, Nigeria. A total of three hundred men and women were randomly selected from five different professions in Ibadan constituted the sample for the study. The two instruments used were author-constructed questionnaires with 0.71 and 0.69 reliability co-efficient, respectively. The data obtained were analyzed using multiple regression analysis. The results indicated that significant relationships existed between extramarital sexual partners (B=0.0075; t= 4.985 p. < 0.05), family size (B= 0.0066; t= 3.851 p. <0.05), prenatal care (B= 0.236; t= 3.038, p. <0.05), contraceptive use (B= 0.0271; t= 2.712, p. <0.05) and breastfeeding (B= 0.50; t= 2.680, p<0.05) and reproductive behavior but not with birth spacing practices. The results also indicated that a combination of the independent variables significantly predicted reproductive behavior and relationship (F- ratio= 10.212 p. <0.05). The result therefore, indicates the need for those in the helping professions to design intervention programmers for couples on reproductive health behavior.

Loading full text...

Full text loading...

Loading

Article metrics loading...

/content/ifepsyc/22/1/EJC150777
2014-03-01
2017-03-28

This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error