Psychoticism as a Correlate of Involvement in Risky Sexual Behavior Among Students in Secondary Schools in Nyakach Sub-County Kisumu County, Kenya
American Journal of Applied Psychology
Volume 7, Issue 1, January 2018, Pages: 14-20
Received: Oct. 2, 2017; Accepted: Oct. 17, 2017; Published: Mar. 27, 2018
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Omanyo Abraham Otieno, Department of Psychology, Maseno University, Kisumu, Kenya
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Risky sexual Behavior is a common habit among young people in the world, but its relation with Psychoticism has not been explored exhaustively, especially in Kenya. The study aimed at establishing correlation between Psychoticism and involvement in risky sexual Behavior among students in secondary schools in Nyakach Sub-county using a Correlational research design. A multistage random sampling was used to determine a sample size of 46 schools (88%) and 390 students (22%). Data was collected using Eysenck’s Personality Questionnaire (EPQ) and Risky Sexual Behavior Questionnaires. Data was analyzed using descriptive statistics (frequency, percentages and mean) as well as inferential statistics (Pearson Correlation). The major findings of the study showed a significant relationship between Psychoticism and involvement in risky sexual Behavior (r=0.025). In conclusion the relationship is weak and positive hence psychotic personality is likely to participate in risky sex.
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Psychoticism, Risky Sexual Behavior and Strategic Counseling
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Omanyo Abraham Otieno, Psychoticism as a Correlate of Involvement in Risky Sexual Behavior Among Students in Secondary Schools in Nyakach Sub-County Kisumu County, Kenya, American Journal of Applied Psychology. Vol. 7, No. 1, 2018, pp. 14-20. doi: 10.11648/j.ajap.20180701.13
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