PERCEIVED CAUSES OF TEENAGE PREGNANCY AMONG SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN OWERRI

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PERCEIVED CAUSES OF TEENAGE PREGNANCY AMONG SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN OWERRI

Abstract

This research work was designed ton examine the Perceived Causes of Teenage Pregnancy among Secondary School Students in Owerri North Local Government Area of Imo State. Four research questions were formulated to guide the study. The researcher adopted a descriptive survey research design in carrying out this study. The total population of the study was four hundred (400) people ranging from fathers and mothers from early marriage homes. The sample consists of 200 respondents. A simple random sampling technique was used to draw the sample for the study. A researcher constructed instrument was used to collect data. Findings among other things include that economic factors, psychological factors, social factors and adolescent sexual behaviour are the perceived factors associated with teenage pregnancy. The study recommended that, parents should be able to provide the needs of their children, government at all levels should implement sex education as a subject in secondary school syllabus, and government should try to aid those defaulted teenagers in secondary schools by creating a conducive atmosphere for their study in order to make them have a sense of belonging and thus fit in the society. Finally, suggestions for further studies were made.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

TITLE   i

APPROVAL PAGE   ii

DEDICATION   iii

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS  iv

Abstract vi

TABLE OF CONTENTS  vii

LIST OF TABLES  ix

 

CHAPTER ONE   1

INTRODUCTION   1

Background to the study  1

Statement of the Problem   8

Purpose of the Study  10

Significance of the Study  11

Scope of the Study  12

Research Questions  12

 

CHAPTER TWO   14

REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE   14

Conceptual Framework  14

Adolescence  14

Concept of Teenage pregnancy  17

Social Factors Associated With Teenage Pregnancy  19

Psychological Factors Associated with Teenage Pregnancy  23

Economic Factors Associated with Teenage Pregnancy  26

Adolescent Sexual Behaviour 30

Consequences of Teenage Pregnancy  33

Review of Related Empirical Studies  36

Summary of the Reviewed Related Literatures  39

 

CHAPTER THREE   41

METHODOLOGY   41

Research Design  41

Area of the Study  41

Population of the Study  42

Sample and Sampling Techniques  42

Instrument for Data Collection  43

Validation of the Instrument 44

Method of Data Collection  44

Method of Data Analysis  44

 

CHAPUTER FOUR   46

RESULTS  46

Summary of Findings  52

 

CHAPTER FIVE   53

DISCUSSION, SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS  53

Discussion of the Study  53

Summary of the Study  57

Conclusion of the Study  58

Educational Implications of the Study  58

Recommendation of the Study  59

Limitations of the Study  60

Suggestions for Further Studies  60

 

REFERENCES  62

APPENDIX I  69

APPENDIX II  70

 

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