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RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN UTILISATION OF SOCIAL MEDIA AND RISKY SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR AMONG ADOLESCENTS IN PUBLIC SECONDARY SCHOOLS EKPOMA, EDO STATE, NIGERIA

The study assessed the correlation between utilisation of social media and risky sexual behaviour among adolescents in public secondary schools in Ekpoma, Edo State, Nigeria. The study employed a descriptive correlational study design and simple random sampling method was used to select 336 adolescents for the study. A self – developed questionnaire was used as instrument for data collection. Data collected were analysed in consonant with research objectives. The result was presented using descriptive statistics. Research hypotheses were tested using Chi-square test for association, independent samples t-test, and multiple linear regressions. Findings from the study showed that there was low utilization of social media and more than half (53.9%) of the respondents learned about sex through social media. There was no statistically significant relationship between utilization of social media and risky sexual behaviour. It was therefore recommended that schools should come up with a well-articulated curriculum on sex education.

  • Constance | O. | Izekor | oiyebadivide@yahoo.com | 08056461045, Florence | O. | Adeyemo | doctoradeyemo@yahoo.com | +2348033579737
  • : Social Media, Risky Sexual Behaviour, Adolescents
  • lautech journal edited_Akeem 2_new 1a
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