Peer pressure, sex knowledge and attitudes to contraceptive use among sexually active adolescent. A case study of Kampala
Naduuta, Davis Asinansi
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This study sought to establish the relationships between peer pressure, sex knowledge and attitudes to contraceptive use among sexually active adolescent in Kampla. To identify the relationship three objectives which included finding out whether peer pressure and sex knowledge are related, investigating the relationship between sex knowledge and attitude to contraceptive and establishing the relationship between attitude to contraceptive and peer pressure. The study used a cross-sectional study design which was quantitative in nature. A total of 100 respondents took part in this study which was determined purposive sampling method. Data was collected using self-administered closed ended questionnaire after getting consent from each respondent. The validity of questionnaires was obtained by presenting it to professionals at school of psychology and Pearson product moment correlation coefficient (r) was used to test the study hypotheses. The findings of the study revealed that there is a significant relationship between sex knowledge and peer pressure, peer pressure and attitude towards contraceptive use and sex knowledge and attitude towards contraceptive use. Hypothesis 1, hypothesis 2 and hypothesis 3 were found to be significant. The researcher therefore recommends the institutions in the country to train adolescent friendly medical attendants as adolescents need access to information about sexual and reproductive health and contraceptive choices. They must be able to make their choice to prevent unwanted pregnancies based on informed knowledge of the health concerns and side effects of such contraceptives.