Adolescents’ Attitude Towards Premarital Sex

Ifeoma R. Eze


The study was on the adolescents’ attitude towards premarital sex in Awka North and South Local Government Areas of Anambra State. The general purpose of study was identifying some of the attitudes of adolescents towards premarital sex, the major factors responsible for the attitudes of those adolescents towards premarital sex. And then suggest counselling techniques that will help in controlling the adolescent premarital sex. Two research questions and two hypotheses were formulated the instrument used for data collection was questionnaire for the adolescents attitude towards premarital sex (AATPSQ). The statistical analyses used were mean and standard deviation for the research questions and t-test for the hypotheses. The findings of the study reveal that: Adolescents have not less than 20 permissive attitudes towards premarital sex and the views of the adolescents and adults parents on the adolescents’ attitude towards premarital sex do not differ significantly. It was recommended among others that the Guidance Counsellors in Counselling Association of Nigeria should work hard to create awareness through pastoral and group counselling to re-orientate the members of the society on the issues and problems of sex.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2014.v5n10p491

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