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Title: Impact of Guidance And Counselling on Attitudes Towards Sexual Behaviour Among Students In Secondary Schools In Nakuru Municipality
Authors: Kinga, Njoroge Thomas
Keywords: Attitudes towards sexual behaviour in schools
Attitudes towards sexual behaviour in schools
Issue Date: Aug-2006
Publisher: Egerton University
Abstract: The increase in sexual behaviour among adolescents in this generation has come with grave consequences. These includes an increase in adolescent pregnancies. single parenting, abortion, sexually transmitted diseases and increased prevalence of HlV/ AIDS among the school going age. It is largely accepted by the stake holders in education that the remedy to this situation lies in guidance and counselling. llowever few studies have been done to find out what impact the guidance and counselling strategies have on attitudes towards sexual behaviour. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of the guidance and counselling on attitudes towards sexual behaviour among students in secondary schools. This was a survey research and was done in selected secondary schools in Nakuru municipality with the population of 7183 students. A sample of 160 students in 8 selected schools, which was arrived at through stratified and proportionate random sampling. took part in the study. A questionnaire which included a sexual attitude test was used to collect data. Descriptive statistics was used to analyze the data. The statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 9 software package was employed to analyze the data at a significance level of 5%. Results obtained indicated that the input variables which included guidance and counselling programmes. the students" perceptions to the guidance and counselling programmes, the students‘ sources of guidance/information and the content covered in the guidance and counselling programmes had little effect on the student's attitudes towards sexual behaviour. It was concluded that the impact of guidance and counselling on attitudes towards sexual behaviour was low. It was recommended that more time and resources should be allocated to guidance and counselling on issues of sexuality and that teachers need to take a more active role. There is also need for trained peer counsellors. provision of relevant literature and more involvement of parents and the clergy. This would in tum contribute to positive attitudes towards sexual behaviour among students in secondary schools.
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