Peer pressure, drug abuse and risky sexual behaviors among adolescents
Atuhurira, Adrinah Gwen
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Many school going adolescents still thought to face issues regarding risky sexual behaviours and this has been attributed to drug abuse they are exposed to through peer pressure while they are still young as well as exploring with their lives that is assumed to make them vulnerable to risky sexual behaviours. This research set out to examine the relationship between peer pressure, drug abuse and risky sexual behaviours among adolescents. A correlational study design that is quantitative and descriptive was adopted to establish the relationship between the variables. A total of 100 respondents, both male and female participated in the study. Data collected was analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS), where Pearson Correlation Coefficient (r) was used to test the significance of the hypotheses. The study revealed that there is no significant relationship between peer pressure and drug abuse among adolescents; the study also revealed that there is no significant relationship between drug abuse and risky sexual behaviours among adolescents. The study further showed that peer pressure and risky sexual behaviours have no significant relationship among adolescents.