SEXUAL MISTAKES: ETIOLOGY OF SCHOOL DROP-OUT AMONG TEENAGERS IN ILE-IFE, OSUN STATE, NIGERIA

R. B. Ayodele

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This study identified the commonly-made sexual mistakes of teenage girls and examined the academic implications of such mistakes. A total of 50 dropped-out-of-school girls who were either currently pregnant or nursing babies, whose ages ranged between 13 and 17 years were respondents in this study. They were selected using purposive sampling technique. A self-designed, validated questionnaire was the tool for data gathering. Percentage and chi-square were used for data analysis. Results indicated that common sex mistakes of adolescent are: having unprotected sex, getting pregnant and having sex too early. Majorly: 26 respondents linked their dropping out of school to the sexual mistakes made and 24 (92.31%) of them revealed that the mode of leaving school was by self-withdrawal while only 2 (7.69%) left school by expulsion. Only 7 (26.92%) of the school dropped out will want to drop-in in school, while 18 (69.23%) will not want to. 

 

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