Impact of HIV/AIDS Education Programmes on Sexual Behaviour of Female Students in Nigerian Schools: Policy Implications for Scientific and Technolgical Development
This study investigated the impact of HIV/AIDS education programmes on sexual behaviors of female
students in senior secondary schools in Rivers State of Nigeria. The population for the study comprised of
all senior secondary schools female students in Nigeria, which was divided into urban and rural schools.
The sample size was 200 female students obtained by using stratified random sampling technique. The
instrument used for data collection was a 10-items structured questionnaire titled “Rating Scale for Impact
of School HIV/AIDS Programmes on female students sexual behaviors (IHIV/AIDSFSSB) which has a 4-point
likert type response format. The face and content validity was established by the researcher and two
experts in health education. Using Pearson product moment correlation coefficient the research instrument
had a reliability coefficient of 0.81. Two research questions and one hypothesis guided the study. Mean and
standard deviations were used to answer and analyze the research questions while the hypothesis was
tested at 0.05 alpha level using Z–tests statistical analysis. The only Null research hypothesis was accepted.
The study found that the school based HIV/AIDS programmes are not adequately implemented in the
urban and rural schools and the sexual behaviours of the female students have not positively chanced to
any significant degree.
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