Predictors of sexual behavior among out-of-school adolescents in Nigeria

Oluyemisi Akinwande, William R. Brieger

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Abstract

Purpose: To examine the influence of specific demographic and sociocognitive variables on reported condom use among out-of-school adolescents in Nigeria. Methods: A cross-sectional study on a community-based sample of 1698 sexually active out-of school adolescents in Oyo state, Nigeria. Data were collected using a non-validated questionnaire administered by an interviewer. Results: Nine percent of the sexually-active adolescents reported condom use during sexual intercourse in the past year. Findings of logistic regression showed that adolescents with adequate self-efficacy were seven times more likely to use condom. A two-fold increase in condom use was found in adolescents who value parents' opinion on condom use. Conclusion: Results suggest self-efficacy and parents' influence affect condom use among Nigerian adolescents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)233-246
Number of pages14
JournalInternational quarterly of community health education
Volume26
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Education
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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