Causes of Sexual Promiscuity Among Female Undergraduate Students In University of Lagos.

  • I P Nwadinigwe


This study investigated causes of sexual promiscuity among female undergraduate students in university of Lagos. The sample comprised 150 female undergraduate students randomly selected from all the five female hostels in University of Lagos. A researcher-constructed questionnaire was administered to test the three hypotheses formulated for the study. One-way Analysis of variance, protected t-test and independent t-test statistical techniques were used for data analysis. The findings show that peer group pressure and socio-economic background of students significantly promote sexual promiscuity among female students. It was also found that knowledge of contraceptives does not significantly promote sexual promiscuity among female students. It was recommended that Individual and group counselling should be mounted to checkmate peer pressure and socio-economic impact on sexual promiscuity. Irrespective of socio-economic status, parents should groom their female children to avoid being promiscuous in sex matters. The role of counsellors in sensitising female undergraduates to avoid sexual promiscuity was also recommended.

The Nigerian Journal Of Guidance And Counselling Vol. 7 (1) 2000: pp. 214-222

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