Influence of Mass Media and Peer Pressure on Upper Basic Social Studies Students Sexual Behaviour in Edo and Delta States

  • AKHOGBAI, Emmanuel Monday Department of Social Science Education, Delta State University, Abraka
Keywords: Mass Media, Peer Pressure, Social Studies, Sexual Behaviour


This study examined the influence of mass media and peer pressure on Upper Basic Social Studies students’ sexual behaviour in Edo and Delta 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 mass media and peer pressure on Upper Basic Social Studies Students sexual behaviour in the area under review. The study concluded that mass media and peer pressure influences Upper Basic Social Studies Students sexual behaviour in Edo and Delta States. The study recommended that government could strictly sanction the accessibility of adolescents to certain media messages, especially those on sex. Also, the mass media could be made to provide filtered and strict messages on sex education and sexual behaviour.


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How to Cite
Emmanuel Monday, A. (2023). Influence of Mass Media and Peer Pressure on Upper Basic Social Studies Students Sexual Behaviour in Edo and Delta States. GPH-International Journal of Social Science and Humanities Research, 6(11), 39-48.