The Relationship Between HIV/AIDS Awareness and Adolescents’ Sexual Behaviour in Bayelsa State, Nigeria

Augustina Izadi Anakwe, Suleiman Dikko


The relationship between HIV/AIDs awareness and adolescents’ sexual behaviour in Bayelsa state, Nigeria. The participants for the study were 120 adolescents. Two questions and two hypotheses formulated. The study was a survey. The device used for data collection was a self made questionnaire that had face and content validity and the reliability coefficient of .89 was obtained for Cronbach alpha while .74 was obtained for split half (Spearman Brown). The analysis of data was done using percentages, mean scores and (ANOVA) results from data analysis showed that the awareness rate of HIV/AIDs is high and that there is a strong relationship between adolescents HIV/AIDs awareness and thier sexual behaviour. The paper concluded with the some recommendations.

Keywords: Relationship, Hiv/Aids awareness, adolescents’ sexual behaviour.

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