SEXUAL IMMORALITY AMONG CHRISTIAN FEMALE STUDENTS IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN NIGERIA
This study investigated “Sexual Immorality among Christian Female Students in Secondary Schools in Nigeria, using Kogi State as case study.” The involvement of teenagers, adolescents, youths and students in sexual immorality has become a serious problem and concern to parents, religious leaders, school authorities, government in particular and the society in general. The population of this study comprised of secondary school students and teachers in Kogi state. A total of seven hundred and fifty (750) respondents were selected as sample for this study. The sample size of students selected was four hundred (400) while the sample size of teachers selected was three hundred and fifty (350) randomly sampled across the three senatorial districts in Kogi state. The objectives of this study is to find out the causes of and effects perceived sexual immorality among Christian female students and to suggest possible ways of minimizing it. To achieve this purpose, a questionnaire containing four sections was developed and standardized. The questionnaire was structured based on the research questions, hypotheses and objectives. T-test was used in the analysis of the data, major findings observed in this study revealed that sexual immorality among Christian female students is caused by factors such as parental negligence, poverty, influence from peer group and watching of immoral video films. The study revealed that the effects of sexual immorality among Christian female students include unwanted pregnancy, abortions and spread of sexually transmitted diseases. In conclusions, parents/guardians should take special interest in curbing moral decadence among their female children, failure of which, will contribute negatively on their female children. The recommendations given include parents/guardians should keep a close watch on the type of friends their daughters keep and video films they watch at home. The government should improve the economy and censor magazines and video films that are immorals.
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