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n IFE PsychologIA : An International Journal - The influence of attending church-owned and government-owned universities on sexual attitude and risky-sexual behaviour of emerging youth

Volume 19, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1117-1421
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Abstract

This study employed descriptive survey design to investigate the influence of attending church-owned and government-owned universities on sexual attitude and risky sexual behaviour of emerging youths, indicating a social assumption as well as an empirical association between the variables and show that religiosity is a potent gatekeeper of certain behaviours which may include sexual attitudes and risky behaviours of individuals. The Nigerian context is one in which proliferation of private universities owned by religious bodies have crafted curricula based on this assumption. 200 students were randomly selected from the two groups for the study. The results showed that the independent variable (religiosity) had a significant influence on the sexual attitude but no significant influence on risky-sexual behaviours of youths in both groups. The study also showed significant difference in religiosity, sexual attitude and risky-sexual behaviours among the two groups. Implication for the study is the inclusion of religious participation in schools which should be done in such a way that it does not infringe on the fundamental rights of the students. Academic excellence should be encouraged among students in order to further divert their attention from risky-sexual behaviours.

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2011-09-01
2016-12-11

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