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ERIC Number: EJ765358
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Sep
Pages: 9
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
An Assessment of Personal Health Protective Practices of Out-of-School Adolescents in South-South Senatorial District of Nigeria
Izevbigie, T. I.; Owie, Ikponmwosa
College Student Journal, v40 n3 p597-605 Sep 2006
The Personal Health Protective Practices of the out-of-school adolescent was investigated using a survey design. Three research questions were formulated and tested. The population consists of out-of-school adolescents in South-South Senatorial District of Nigeria. The sample consists of 320 adolescents randomly selected using purposive sampling technique. The research instrument was the oral interview for the out-of-school adolescents and questionnaire for the health care providers. Percentages were used in the data analysis. The result indicated poor personal health protective practices of the out-of-school adolescents. The Health care centres are not adequately utilized. Self-medication was highly practiced by the subjects. Sequel to this finding, the investigator recommended that Health Education through community participation should be emphasized. Local Government Councils should vigorously pursue policies that will enhance personal health protective practices through teaching of Health Education in schools. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria