The Parental Attitude towards Adolescent Sexual Behaviour in Akoko-Edo and Estako-West Local Government Areas, Edo State, Nigeria

Martina A. Olubayo-Fatiregun


The study examined the Parental Attitude towards Adolescent Sexual Behaviour in Akoko Edo and Estako - West
Local Government Areas, Edo State, Nigeria. A descriptive survey research design was adopted for the study. The
sample size of 600 parents; 350 (58.39%) fathers and 250 (41.7%) mothers was purposively selected from the from
the two local government areas for the study. This was complemented with focus group discussion conducted with
20 (twenty) parents currently teaching in 8 secondary schools in the local government area of the study. Four
research hypotheses were generated based on attitudinal topical areas. A self developed questionnaire and validated
for its reliability at R = 0.86 was used to elicit responses from the participants. Data collected were coded and
analyzed using descriptive statistics. The study revealed that some the four variables were significant. Based on the
findings of the study, parents should be groomed on the importance of having interest in the adolelescent sexuality
issue. This should be done through mass media, conferences and workshops. Government should make the course on
adolescent reproductive health compulsory in all schools. Enlightenment campaign by NGO by other stake holders
should be encouraged by the government - at both federal and state level.

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World Journal of Education
ISSN 1925-0746(Print)  ISSN 1925-0754(Online)

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