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n IFE PsychologIA : An International Journal - Impact of reproductive health programme on a sample of secondary school students with low self esteem and body dysmorphic disorder in Lagos State, Nigeria

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Abstract

This study aimed at investigating the impact of a reproductive health programme on a sample of secondary school students with low self esteem and body dysmorphic disorder in Lagos state. Two hundred secondary school students in Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria were recruited to participate in this study. They were divided into two groups - experimental and control groups. The participants completed that Index of Self-esteem and Negative Self-inventory Scale to identify the students with low self-esteem and body dysmorphic disorder respectively. Results showed that the reproductive health programme had a significant impact on the students with low self-esteem and body dysmorphic disorder when compared to the students who did not participate in the reproductive health programme. This finding demonstrated the importance of a reproductive health programme for adolescents with disposition to low self-esteem and body dysmorphic disorder. It has also showed that there is a need for a reproductive health programme to be inculcated into the school curriculum for all secondary school students.

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2016-01-01
2016-12-06
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