INFLUENCE OF SOCIO-CULTURAL FACTORS ON SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH BEHAVIOURS OF IN – SCHOOL ADOLESCENTS IN ANAMBRA STATE.
|The observable in-school adolescents’ high rate of involvement in sexual and reproductive risk
behaviours necessitated this study. The study sought to investigate the influence of socio-cultural
factors on the sexual and reproductive health behaviours of in-school adolescents in Anambra State.
Twelve research questions and twelve hypotheses, tested at p < 05, guided the study. The ExpostFacto research design was used. The research was carried out in Anambra State. A sample of 2,287
was drawn through multistage sampling technique. Ten- item Adolescent Sexual Behaviour Inventory
(ASBI , ten-item Adolescent Reproductive Health Behaviour Inventory (ARHBI), thirty-item
Parenting Style Questionnaire (PSQ) and sixteen-item Parent-Adolescent Communication Inventory
(PACI were used for data collection. The instruments were validated by experts in the Faculty of
Education University of Nigeria, Nsukka. The Reliability of the instruments was determined using