Attitude of uniform men towards sexual risk taking behaviour on the national border in Ogun State
This study examined the attitude of uniformed men towards sexual risk taking behaviour on the national border in Ogun State. In carrying out the study, six null hypotheses were formulated to give direction. The design of the study was descriptive survey. The sample consisted of 250 uniformed men randomly selected from three locations at the national border in Ogun State. The instrument used for data collection was a self- developed questionnaire. The data collected were analysed statistically and the formulated hypotheses were tested one by one using t-test, correlation, and chi square techniques. All the results of findings were held significant at 0.05 alpha levels. The results of the analyses showed that: there is a significant difference in the sexual risk taking behaviour between uniformed men separated from their accustomed environment and those who are not (t=11.71; df=248; P=0.00<0.05); there is no significant difference in the attitude towards sexual risk taking behaviour between commissioned and non- commissioned uniformed men (t=-0.51; df=248; P=0.11>0.05);there is a significant relationship between the knowledge and awareness of the sexual risk taking and sexual behaviour of uniformed men (r = .5682**; p < .05);there is a significant influence of religion on sexual risk taking behaviour of uniformed men. ( X2= 9.14; df = 2; P = 0.00 < 0.05) and there is a significant influence of peer group on sexual risk taking behaviour of uniformed men ( X2= 16.56; df = 1; P = 0.00 < 0.05). Based on these results, it was recommended among others that various agencies responsible for the posting of the uniformed men should take into consideration the family and marital status before posting to any location. If possible the family should be relocated to the location of posting with adequate welfare package so as to ensure that the uniformed men are not separated from their accustomed environment. Also, rigorous awareness campaign and workshop should be periodically organised for the uniformed men on attitude change towards sexual risk taking while emphasis on positive attitude and healthy sexual behaviour should be promoted.
Keywords: Attitude, sexual risk taking, sexual behaviour, uniform men