INFLUENCE OF RELIGIOSITY, GENDER, AND AGE IN SEXUAL ATTITUDE OF UNDEREGRAUATE STUDENTS

  • Rose Godwin Ikwutah University of Jos, Jos, Nigeria
  • Joshua Chiroma Gandi University of Jos, Jos, Nigeria
Keywords: Undergraduate students, sexual attitude, religiosity

Abstract

This study investigated the influence of religiosity, gender, and age in sexual attitude among undergraduate students. It was a cross-sectional design in which 160 participants, selected by random sampling across faculties and departments, were assessed with the Sexual Attitude Scale (SAS) and the Religiousness Measure (RM). The results showed that there were no significant differences in sexual attitude on account of gender and age. However, religiosity was a significant factor in determining sexual attitude. None of the interaction effects was found be significant. Overall, the study supported employing good religious values’ approach for effective sex education at family levels, in schools and within communities. This will help in ensuring a morally acceptable sexual lifestyle which, in turn, will promote overall healthy sexuality and pave the way for a better society.

Author Biographies

Rose Godwin Ikwutah, University of Jos, Jos, Nigeria

Department General and Applied Psychology

Joshua Chiroma Gandi, University of Jos, Jos, Nigeria

Department General and Applied Psychology

Published
2018-12-08
Section
Articles