Perceived Factors Influencing Premarital Sexual Practice Among University Students in Niger Delta Universit, Bayelysa State, Nigeria

Nikereuwem Stephen Ekpenyong, Alfred Stephen Ekpenyong


This study was carried out to determine the factors influencing premarital sexual practice among students of Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa State. Participants in the study were students of the Niger Delta university, both males and females. To collect the data for this study, the survey research design was adopted, 230 structured questionnaires were distributed to 230 respondents, out of which 216 questionnaires were collected. The analysis was done using the simple percentages/tables and hypotheses were tested using the chi-square statistical method. Finding reveals that premarital sexual practice among students in the university is high The consequences of premarital sex on the students were examined and among the consequences include; unwanted pregnancy, poor academic performance, regret, health, effect, depression etc.. Based on the findings, the study made recommendations on how to alleviate this problem.



Perceived factors; Influence; Premarital sexual practice; University students; Niger delta; Bayelysa state; Nigeria

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