Influence of Parental Guidance and Socioeconomic Status on Upper Basic Social Studies Students towards Sexual Behaviour in Edo and Delta States

  • AKHOGBAI, Emmanuel Monday Department of Social Science Education, Delta State University, Abraka
Keywords: Parental Guidance, Socio-economic Status, Social Studies, Sexual Behaviour


This study examined the influence of parental guidance and socioeconomic status on Upper Basic Social Studies Students Sexual Behaviour in Edo and Delta States. The study was premised on the fact that parental guidance and socio-economic status are capable of influencing students’ sexual behaviour at the Upper Basic level in both states. Two research questions were raised and two null hypotheses were formulated and tested at 0.05 level of significance. The study adopted a descriptive survey research design. The population of the study was Fifty-one thousand, six hundred and twenty-four. The sample size for the study was 720 respondents arrived at using the multi-stage sampling technique. The instrument for data collection was a structured questionnaire. Data generated were analyzed using the simple correlation statistics for the research questions while the Simple Regression was used to test the formulated null hypotheses at an alpha of 0.05 level of significance. Findings of the study revealed that, there was a significant relationship between parental guidance and socio-economic status on Upper Basic Social Studies Students sexual behaviour in the area under review. The study concluded that parental guidance and socio-economic status influences Upper Basic Social Studies Students sexual behaviour in Edo and Delta States. The study recommended that enlightenment on safe behavioural approach to sex and sexual outcomes amongst Upper Basic Social Studies students to forestall unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases should be routinely conducted.


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How to Cite
Emmanuel Monday, A. (2023). Influence of Parental Guidance and Socioeconomic Status on Upper Basic Social Studies Students towards Sexual Behaviour in Edo and Delta States. GPH-International Journal of Educational Research, 6(11), 35-43.