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Learning Sexuality from the Media—Insights from a Survey of Nigerian University Adolescents for Sex Education
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Volume 2, 2015
Issue 3 (June)
Pages: 63-70   |   Vol. 2, No. 3, June 2015   |   Follow on         
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Authors
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Nsisong A. Udoh, Department of Educational Foundations, Guidance and Counselling, University of Uyo, Uyo, Nigeria.
[2]
Cornelius C. Okoro, Department of Educational Foundations, Guidance and Counselling, University of Uyo, Uyo, Nigeria.
Abstract
This article examined the influence of sexual content in popular media on the sexuality of public university adolescents. The survey utilised a researcher-made questionnaire to collect data from a random sample of 1580 adolescents from public universities in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. The questionnaire, Tertiary Institution Students’ Sexuality Questionnaire, had a reliability index of .86 for the sexual attitude scale and .82 for Students’ Exposure to Sexual content in the Media. Data collected were analysed using appropriate statistics to answer the question: How does exposure to sexual contents in the media influence the sexuality of adolescents in public universities in Akwa Ibom State? Result of data analysis shows that students who were more exposed to sexual content in popular media manifested more negative sexual attitudes than their counterparts who were less exposed to sexual contents in the media. It was recommended that the sexuality of adolescents may be improved by unlearning the misgivings of popular media through well designed programmes of sexuality education.
Keywords
Learning; Sexuality, Education, Adolescence, Guidance and Counselling, Electronic Media
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