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ERIC Number: EJ964930
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-0196-5042
Transformations in HIV Awareness in Nigeria: An Empirical Investigation of Personality and Risky Sexual Behaviour among Undergraduates
Afolabi, Olukayode Ayooluwa; Adesina, Ayobami Adekunle
Educational Research Quarterly, v35 n2 p24-44 Dec 2011
The study observed the influence of neuroticism, agreeableness, extraversion and HIV awareness on risky sexual behaviour of Nigerian undergraduates. Two hundred (215) undergraduates in the Faculties of Engineering and Social sciences, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Nigeria, took part in the research. They consisted of 135 (62.7%) males and 80 females (37.3%). Out of the sample, 115 (53.4%) were from Social sciences while 100 (46.6%) were from Engineering. Three hypotheses were tested. From the results, it was found that there are main significant influences of neuroticism {F(1 211)= 38.55; p less than 0.005} and agreeableness {F(1 211)= 12.89; p less than 0.005} on risky sexual behaviour (RSB). The effect of interaction between neuroticism and agreeableness on RSB was not significant. Also, Engineering undergraduates were found to be engaged more in RSB than their counterparts in Social sciences (t = 2.08, df = 213; p less than 0.05). Apart from these, it was also found that there was a joint influence of gender, religion, extraversion and HIV/AIDS awareness on RSB F(4, 215) = 18.71; p less than 0.01). From here, gender ([beta]= 0.12, p greater than 0.05) and religion ([beta]=0.11, p greater than 0.05) did not have significant influence on risky sexual behaviour. However, the independent influences of extraversion ([beta]= 0.38, p less than 0.05) and HIV awareness ([beta]= 0.41, p less than 0.05) were significant. The results of the findings were explained and necessary recommendations made too. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria