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Extraversion and Involvement in Risky Sexual Behaviour Among Students in Secondary Schools in Nyakach Sub-county Kisumu County, Kenya
American Journal of Applied Psychology
Volume 5, Issue 6, November 2016, Pages: 89-97
Received: Oct. 17, 2016; Accepted: Nov. 1, 2016; Published: Dec. 30, 2016
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Omanyo Abraham Otieno, Department of Psychology, Maseno University, Kisumu, Kenya
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Abstract
Risky sexual behaviour is a common habit among young people in the world, but its relation with extraversion has not been explored exhaustively, especially in Kenya. The study aimed at establishing relationship between extraversion and involvement in risky sexual behaviour 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 Behaviour Questionnaires. The reliability of questionnaires was obtained through internal consistency, with Cronbach’s constant at 0.632 while validity through experts reviews. Quantitative 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 extraversion and involvement in risky sexual behaviour (r=0.786). In conclusion the relationship is very strong and positive hence extroverts are more likely to participate in risky sex. The study recommended that categorizing and profiling the students into their most dominant personality subtypes is one way that can be used to offer strategic counseling so as to handle various students depending on their personality subtypes.
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Extraversion, Risky Sexual Behaviour, Personality and Strategic Counseling
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Omanyo Abraham Otieno, Extraversion and Involvement in Risky Sexual Behaviour Among Students in Secondary Schools in Nyakach Sub-county Kisumu County, Kenya, American Journal of Applied Psychology. Vol. 5, No. 6, 2016, pp. 89-97. doi: 10.11648/j.ajap.20160506.18
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