Sexual behaviour of university students in south west nigeria

Document Type : Original Article


Department of Human Kinetics and Health Edcuation Universiy of Ilorin, Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria


The research investigated sexual behavior of University
students in south west Nigeria.
Four hundred and fifty (450) students selected from south west Nigeria Federal
Universities were used for the study. Questionnaires were used for data
collection and Chi-square (x) statistical method was employed to analyze data
and to test the hypothesis at a=0.05 level of significance. The researcher
deduced that all the variables considered had significant influence on the
behaviour of students towards sex. The results revealed that the behavior of
students towards sex was significantly influenced by their gender, culture,
religion and educational status. Based on the outcome of this research, it was recommended
that sexual program should be organized in our higher institutions to enlighten
students on how to behave, so as to avert the nauseating problem of sexually
transmitted infections as well as unwanted pregnancies.