ATTITUDE OF ADOLESCENT STUDENTS TOWARDS SEXUALITY EDUCATION IN ETHIOPE EAST LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF DELTA STATE
The ugly increase of delinquent sexual activities of adolescents in the country is a major challenge of every stakeholder and this has a negative effect in their general well being. This study is an investigation of the attitude of senior secondary school students towards sexuality education in Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State, Nigeria. The descriptive survey research design was adopted. Two (2) research hypotheses were formulated and tested at 0.05 level of significance. A sample of 100 students drawn from all the public senior secondary schools through stratified random sampling technique was used for the study. A validated questionnaire scrutinized by 3 experts in the department of Guidance and Counselling was used as the instrument for data collection while the Cronbach alpha was used to establish the reliability which yielded an r value of 0.80. The data was analysed using mean, standard deviation and Independent t-test statistics. The study revealed that the attitude of students towards sexuality education in Ethiope East L.G.A of Delta State is significantly positive and that there is no significant difference in the attitudes of male and female students towards sexuality education. It was recommended that teachers should be trained and equipped with the appropriate skills in teaching sexuality education.
KEY WORDS: Adolescence, Sexuality Education, Attitude