Sexual Self-Esteem and Adolescents’ Sexual Dispositions—Insights from a Survey of University Adolescents for Sex Education and Counselling
This article examines the effect of sexual self-esteem on adolescent students’ sexuality. The researchers utilized the ex post facto survey design to explore how sexual self-worth influences sexual dispositions among adolescents in universities. The study was conducted in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria and involved 1,580 randomly sampled adolescents in public universities. The research data was analyzed using descriptive statistics to answer the research question: How does sexual self-esteem influence the sexual dispositions of adolescent students in public universities? The outcome showed that students with low sexual self-esteem manifested inordinate sex-esteem and permissive sexual dispositions whereas adolescents with high sexual self-esteem manifested positive sexual dispositions. The researchers thus concluded that sexual self-esteem has a significant effect on the sexuality of adolescent university students. Based on this, it was recommended that sexuality education programs should, inter alia, focus on grooming adolescents on how to conduct themselves as human beings with sentience that transcends sexuality.
Sexual Self-Esteem, Sex Education, Counseling, University, Adolescents
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