Perception of Undergraduate Students on Peer Pressure, Environment, Gender and Self-esteem towards Virginity

Omonike Omowaye, Helen Olagundoye, Morakinyo Balogun, Benjamin Omolayo


The study examined the perception of undergraduate students on peer pressure, environment, gender and self-esteem towards virginity. 200 students drawn from Psychology department of Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria were used as participants, and their age ranges between 16 years and 28 years. They were selected through randomization and purposive sampling method. A questionnaire that consists of four sections was used to generate response from the participants. Data collected were analyzed using 2x2 Analysis of Variance. Two hypotheses were tested and results shows that peer pressure and self-esteem has influence on virginity but environment and gender has no influence on virginity. Also, no interaction influence of peer pressure and environment was found on virginity, while gender and self-esteem has no interaction influence on virginity.

Keywords: undergraduate, peer pressure, environment, gender, self-esteem, virginity.

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