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Parental views on some variables as determinants of sexuality education in Aniocha-North Local Government area of Delta State: Implications for Counselling

IH Alika

Abstract


This study investigated parental views on some variables as determinants of sexuality education. The sample consisted of 120 parents from four towns in Aniocha-North Local Government Area of Delta State, Nigeria. Descriptive survey method was used for the study, four research questions were generated to guide the study. The research instrument was a well structured questionnaire which was designed to elicit information on the variables of study. The result showed that socio-economic status, religion, age and availability of adequate information were viewed as determinants of sexuality education. The highest contributor to parental view on sexuality education is the socio-economic status of parents, in that it was found that 80% of the respondents indicated that parents in the high socio-economic status understands more and supports sexuality education. It is recommended that efforts should be made by relevant authorities in providing income generating ventures for the citizens, also that traditional/religious institutions should collaborate with the schools, health sectors and non-governmental agencies with a view to getting parents acquainted with sexuality education, irrespective of socio-economic status, because the provision of correct, positive and sincere sexuality education by parents will no doubt lead to the establishment of a society that will generate healthy youths who will become leaders of tomorrow.

 

Keywords: Parental, Sexuality, Education, Socio-Economic Status, Religion, Information




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