Factors That Contribute To Teenage Pregnancy among Girls in Nsit Ibom L.G.A Akwa Ibom State

Ukeme E. Eyo, Nsima F. Iko, E. C. Matthew


The purpose of this study was to determine the factor that contributes to teenage pregnancy among young girls in Nsit Ibom Local Government Area. Four research questions and four hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. Descriptive survey design was used to study a population of 1,300 adolescent girls in the study area. The instrument used for the data collection was factors that contribute to teenage pregnancy among young girls questionnaire (FTCTPAYGQ). Pearson product moment correlation was used to test to hypotheses at .05 level of significance. Analysis of the data showed that the r.value in all the four hypotheses were greater than the critical value (.02) at df 108 and .05 level of significance. Hence, the four null hypotheses were rejected. From the result of the study, it was concluded that parental factor contributes immensely to teenage pregnancy, also educational factor, social factor as well as medical factors contribute to teenage pregnancy. Based on the findings of the study, it was recommended that sex education should be made compulsory in primary and secondary schools; parents should establish cordial relationship with their children; seminars and workshops should be organized; seminars workshops should be organized for adolescents on premarital sex issues as well as creating awareness through mass media on the implications of teenage pregnancy.

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