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Influence of Reproductive Health Unit of Instruction on Undergraduate Students’ Sexuality in South-South Nigeria

Ihejiamaizu Christiana Chinyere1, Ajake Uchenna Egodi2, Amalu Melvina. N3, Anne Ndidi Meremikwu1,

1Department of Curriculum & Teaching, University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria

2Institute of Education, University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria

3Department of Educational Foundation, Guidance & counseling, University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria

American Journal of Educational Research. 2013, 1(6), 177-180. DOI: 10.12691/education-1-6-2
Published online: August 25, 2017

Abstract

This study investigated the influence of Reproductive Health Unit of Instruction (RHUI) on undergraduate students’ sexuality in south-south Geopolitical zone of Nigeria. Quasi-experimental research design involving pretest-post-test of experimental and control groups was used for the study. A total 400 subjects formed the sample of the study. A well validated instrument-Undergraduate Students’ Sexuality Questionnaire (USSQ) was used to collect data. Treatment with the use of RHUI was given to the experimental group for one semester while the control group followed the normal existing curriculum. Analysis of Covariance Statistics (ANCOVA) was used to analyse the data collected. The result showed that the RHUI significantly improved undergraduate students’ sexuality. Based on the findings, conclusions were drawn and recommendations for inclusion of RHUI in year one undergraduate students’ curriculum with modification in the programming and implementation of the curriculum in response to broader needs of young people were made.

Keywords:

reproductive health, unit of instruction, undergraduate, students sexuality
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