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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304132
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Experiences of Sexual Abuse By School Adolescent Girls in Ile-Ife, Nigeria
Author(s):
Ogunfowokan, Adesola A.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Tau-Lamba
Author Details:
Adesola A. Ogunfowokan, BNSc, MScN, PhD, adesolaogunfowokan@gmail.com
Abstract:

Session presented on: Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Purpose:

The Study was designed to assess experiences of sexual harassment, sexual exploitation and rape among school adolescent girls in Nigeria. It was also designed to assess who the perpetrators were, settings of the abuse and reactions'of the survivors to sexual abuse.

Methods:

Semi-Structured Questionnaire developed from review of literatures with reliability co-efficient of 0.7 was used to collect data. The questionnaire contained 23 questions and assessed adolescents' demographics, experiences of childhood sexual abuse, experiences of sexual exploitation, harassment and rape, viz-a-viz who the perpetrators were and the settings for the abuse. The reactions of the survivors to sexual abuse were also determined. 'Ethical issues were addressed during collection of data.

'Results:

'Findings showed that 15% experienced childhood sexual abuse and their mean experience was 0.22 '0.57. Twenty-nine percent of the adolescents were found to have low rate of sexual abuse while 1% were found to have high rate of sexual abuse. Mean experience of sexual abuse at adolescent stage was 0.57'1.13. Perpetrators of rape and sexual harassment were mostly male friends (5% and 12% respectively) while perpetrators of sexual exploitation were mostly sexual partners (6%).' Setting for various acts of sexual abuse was reported to be in the perpetrators' house while, many of the survivors reported they did nothing about the abuse. Using Pearson Moment Correlation co-efficient, there was a significant relationship between sexual abuse in adolescent stage and childhood sexual abuse (r = 0.433; P = 0.0001), and number of sexual partners (r = -0.225;'' p=0.001).

Conclusion:

The study concluded that sexual harassment, sexual exploitation and rape is prevalent among school adolescent girls, and there is need for school nurses to create awareness among them to recognise potential perpetrators and report experiences of sexual abuse.

Keywords:
School nurses; Sexual Abuse; Perpetrators
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013 ; 22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleExperiences of Sexual Abuse By School Adolescent Girls in Ile-Ife, Nigeriaen
dc.contributor.authorOgunfowokan, Adesola A.en
dc.contributor.departmentTau-Lambaen
dc.author.detailsAdesola A. Ogunfowokan, BNSc, MScN, PhD, adesolaogunfowokan@gmail.comen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304132-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Tuesday, July 23, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b> <p>The Study was designed to assess experiences of sexual harassment, sexual exploitation and rape among school adolescent girls in Nigeria. It was also designed to assess who the perpetrators were, settings of the abuse and reactions'of the survivors to sexual abuse. <p><b>Methods: </b> <p>Semi-Structured Questionnaire developed from review of literatures with reliability co-efficient of 0.7 was used to collect data. The questionnaire contained 23 questions and assessed adolescents' demographics, experiences of childhood sexual abuse, experiences of sexual exploitation, harassment and rape, viz-a-viz who the perpetrators were and the settings for the abuse. The reactions of the survivors to sexual abuse were also determined. 'Ethical issues were addressed during collection of data. <p>'<b>Results: </b> <p>'Findings showed that 15% experienced childhood sexual abuse and their mean experience was 0.22 '0.57. Twenty-nine percent of the adolescents were found to have low rate of sexual abuse while 1% were found to have high rate of sexual abuse. Mean experience of sexual abuse at adolescent stage was 0.57'1.13. Perpetrators of rape and sexual harassment were mostly male friends (5% and 12% respectively) while perpetrators of sexual exploitation were mostly sexual partners (6%).' Setting for various acts of sexual abuse was reported to be in the perpetrators' house while, many of the survivors reported they did nothing about the abuse. Using Pearson Moment Correlation co-efficient, there was a significant relationship between sexual abuse in adolescent stage and childhood sexual abuse (r = 0.433; P = 0.0001), and number of sexual partners (r = -0.225;<sup>'' p</sup>=0.001). <p><b>Conclusion: </b> <p>The study concluded that sexual harassment, sexual exploitation and rape is prevalent among school adolescent girls, and there is need for school nurses to create awareness among them to recognise potential perpetrators and report experiences of sexual abuse.en
dc.subjectSchool nursesen
dc.subjectSexual Abuseen
dc.subjectPerpetratorsen
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:29:44Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22en
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:29:44Z-
dc.conference.date2013en
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en
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