A STUDY OF THE CAUSES OF TEENAGE PREGNANCY AMONG FEMALE STUDENTS AND ITS EFFECTS ON THEIR ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE
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TABLE OF CONTENT:
1.1 Background of the Study
1.2 Statement of the Research Problem
1.3 Objectives of the Study
1.4 Significance of the Study
1.5 Research Questions
1.6 Research Hypothesis
1.7 Conceptual and Operational Definition
1.9 Limitations of the Study
2.1 Sources of Literature
2.2 The Review
2.3 Summary of Literature Review
3.1 Research Method
3.2 Research Design
3.3 Research Sample
3.4 Measuring Instrument
3.5 Data Collection
3.6 Data Analysis
3.7 Expected Result
DATA ANALYSIS AND RESULTS
4.1 Data Analysis
SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS
5.2 Recommendations for Further Study
1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
The number of teenagers giving birth each year is staggering. In fact of the slight more than 10% of young mothers are teenagers. Nigerian birth rate for adolescent is one of the highest in the world and the prevalence among female adolescent in Nigeria of sexually transmitted infection including HIV is climbing rapidly. In an effect to reduce her high pregnancy rate by teenagers including other problems, Nigerians developed a national reproduction health policy in the year 2000 that focuses on preventing risk sexual behaviour during adolescent (national Population Commission) Nigeria demographic and health survey 2004, Abuja Nigeria Commission 2006.
While sexual knowledge is higher among young people put of school sexual experience while in school pay prompt students to acquire sexual knowledge and to move out of school. In Nigeria, pregnancy and motherhood mark the end of school attendance and by 16 years, 21% female adolescent are either pregnant or have given birth. Teenagers face daily pressure from peers, they are expose to influence of TV movies, the music industry and internet etc unfortunately young ones are too inexperienced to handle the consequences of pregnancy.
1.2 STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEMS
This research work is to look into the causes of teenage pregnancy among female students and its effect. Millions of children return from school to an empty house because both parents are of the working class, which makes many teenagers less parents. Dysfunction families have set the stage for pregnancy. Many parents feel that their young ones will be taught sex education in school while the schools have failed to meet that demand. So good foundation of sex education both in school and at home, there is also the powerful influence of the media because teenager usually spend more likely to practice these behaviours in real life and have multiple sexual partners. In our computer age, children do not need to have computer in their homes before using one, the use of computer have increased in many country including Nigeria and sexual materials of all kinds are easily accessible through the internet. Unsupervised internet use may expose teenagers to pornographic and sex chart room, some teenagers are willing to accept sex if they are paid and some adult encourage teenage sex by deliberately taking advantages of their being poor.
Most parents fail to understand their children and do not have a close relationship with their children as a result, find it difficult to confide matters to their parents.
1.3 PURPOSE OF THE STUDY
School age girls who are become pregnant come from all socio-economic classes, all race, and all part of the country. The main aim of this project therefore is designed to help many youth face dilemma of unwed parenthood as well as practical suggestions for adolescents in avoiding the pitfalls of being pregnant and becoming parents suddenly.
1.4 RESEARCH QUESTIONS
1. Is there any significant difference between negligence of children by parents and teenage pregnancy?
2. Is there any significant difference between knowledge of sex education either in school or at home and teenage pregnancy?
3. Is there any significant difference between exposure to media and computer and teenage pregnancy?
4. Is there any significance difference between parental background and teenage pregnancy?
5. Is there any significance difference between peer group influence and teenage pregnancy?
1.5 SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
The necessity to have teenagers make the right decisions pick appropriate findings, view others with value or importance and become better mothers and fathers. Now that there is much controversy and confusion as regard sex and morals, have made ours project a good relevant to our moral society.
This is the nation making (practical suggestions) available to all at the appropriate time become next in priority.
1.6 SCOPE AND LIMITATIONS
The study has weakness of limitation that may affect its result or interpretation. Non-random selection of participants in some schools may have resulted in a sample that did not present the population of secondary school students in Ikpoba Okha Local Government Area in Edo State. Furthermore, although Ikpoba Okha Local Government Area I the country students differ and their sexual behaviour and family differ and the study collected data from adolescents. In schools, where less than third of those that attend the schools are adolescents the result cannot be generalized to all adolescents nationwide. Finally, the study was strenuous, time consuming and there was lack of finance for transportation as a result of high cost of petroleum product and bad roads.