Coping With Problem of Low Sexual Activities among the Aged: The Moderator Variables
This study investigated coping with problem of low sexual activities among the aged: the moderator variables. The design is descriptive survey while the area of study is Mbaise, Imo State, Nigeria. One research question was posed and one hypothesis was formulated to guide the study. Relevant data for analysis were collected from 446 literate aged respondents through the administration of copies of researchers” developed instrument called “Coping with Sexual Problems Questionnaire of the Aged” on them. The test re-test reliability co-efficient of this instrument within an interval of two weeks from the first administration was 0.88. The research question
was answered with mean and standard deviation while the hypothesis was tested with 2 x 2 x 3 x 2 factorial analysis of variance. The results among other things show that the influences of educational level and marital status on the coping of the aged with low sexual activities are significant. These results were discussed and some recommendations stated. One of the recommendations is that besides evaluating how the aged cope with problem of low sexual activities, professional guidance counsellors and psychologists should also teach them how to cope with the problem
of low sexual activities.
Key words: Coping, sexual, activities, moderator and variables.