Role of Sexual Orientation on Sexual-Risk Behaviour among at-risk Young People in Selected Campus Relaxation Centres in Anambra State

  • Onyekachukwu Henry Okoli Federal College of Education Umunze
  • Nneka C Odumodu Federal College of Education Umunze
  • John E Eze, PhD University of Nigeria, Nsukka
  • Bridget Nkechinyere Emma-Echiegu, PhD Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki
Keywords: Sexual Orientation, Sexual risk Behaviour, same sex relationship


Sexual orientation as a factor in sexual-risk behaviours was investigated among adults attending three recreational centres around three tertiary institutions in Anambra State. The study involved administration of the Sexual-Risk Behaviour Scale (Madubuike, 2012) on 88 students who volunteered to complete the scale in the three tertiary institutions. Participants comprised 45 males and 43 females which were made up of 29 heterosexual, 31 homosexual and 28 bisexuals. Two-way ANOVA result showed significantly higher among homosexuals and bisexuals than among heterosexuals: F(2,82) =25.05, P<.001.Sexual-risk behavior was also significantly higher among males than females: F(1,8.2) =9.36,P = .003.The researcher recommended that educational institutions should provide more awareness schemes that will sensitize people on sexual risk behaviours and ways to live positive sexual lives. The researcher also concludes that the same sex prohibition law enacted by the national assembly in 2013, is favourable to Nigerians because the result of this study shows that people that practice same sex relationship are more likely to engage in sexual-risk behaviour than those that engage in opposite sex relationship. This will help to reduce cases of HIV/AIDs, and sexually transmitted disease among Nigerians.

Author Biographies

John E Eze, PhD, University of Nigeria, Nsukka

Department of Psychology

Bridget Nkechinyere Emma-Echiegu, PhD, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki

Department of Psychology and Sociological Studies