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  • Research Article   
  • J Comm Pub Health Nurs 2017, Vol 3(4): 194
  • DOI: 10.4172/2471-9846.1000194

Variables Influencing Premarital Sex among Secondary School Adolescents in Anambra State, Nigeria

Jane Obiageli Anene1, Ezenduka Pauline Ojinaka2 and Elkenah Chubike Ndie3*
1Department of Health, Anambra State Local Government Service commission, , Awke Anambra State, Nigeria
2Department of Nursing, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nnewi Campus Anambra State, Nigeria
3Department of Nursing Science, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Nigeria
*Corresponding Author : Elkenah Chubike Ndie Ph.D, Associate Professor, Ebonyi State University, Enugu, Enugu State, Nigeria, Tel: 2347066789961, Email: [email protected]

Received Date: Aug 22, 2017 / Accepted Date: Sep 04, 2017 / Published Date: Sep 11, 2017


This study was conducted to determine the prevalence and variables influencing pre-marital sex among secondary school adolescents in Anambra State of Nigeria. A cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted among secondary school adolescents in Anambra State. Data was collected using a pre-tested, structured, self-administered questionnaire. Respondents were selected using a multistage sampling technique. The instrument used for data collection in the study was the Secondary School Student Sex Variables Questionnaire (SSSVQ) which was constructed by the researcher. A total of 955 respondents were surveyed. More than half of the respondents (54.8%) are aged between 14 and 17 years of age. The prevalence of pre-marital sex among the respondents was 66.6%. Among the 636 respondents who have had pre-marital sex, 500 (78.6%) were males, while 136 (21.4%) were females (X2=0.010, df=1, p=0.010). It was concluded that that the incidence of pre-marital sex among secondary school adolescents is high. It was recommended that Nurses who are in charge of school health clinics should counsel the adolescents on the dangers of pre-marital sex and also provide them with skills to be able to take the right decisions and parents and guardians should re-examine and sharpen their parenting skills with a view to instilling the desired strong moral and disciplinary attitudes in the youths.

Keywords: Variables; Pre-marital sex; Adolescence; Secondary schools

Citation: Anene JO, Ojinaka EP, Ndie EC (2017) Variables Influencing Premarital Sex among Secondary School Adolescents in Anambra State, Nigeria. J Comm Pub Health Nursing 3: 194. Doi: 10.4172/2471-9846.1000194

Copyright: © 2017 Anene JO, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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