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Factors associated with sexual towards pre-marital sex activity

Abdullah, Fa'iza and Zainuddin, Nur Akmanidar and Draman, Samsul and A.Rahman, Nor Azlina and Muhammad, Noor Azimah (2019) Factors associated with sexual towards pre-marital sex activity. In: 7th Asia Pacific Primary Care Research Conference, 27th-29th June 2019, Georgetown, Penang.

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Abstract

The consequences of adolescents in early involvement with sexual activity include sexually transmitted diseases, unwanted pregnancy, and unsafe abortion. The purpose of this study is to identify the socio-demographic and socio-cognitive factors (permissive attitude, social norms, and self-efficacy) associated with sexual intention to engage in premarital sex among school-going late adolescent in Kuantan, Pahang. A cross-sectional study was conducted in nine government secondary schools in Kuantan district between MarchJune 2018. A total of 466 self-administered validated Youth Sexual Intention Questionnaires (YSI-Q) data are collected among unmarried students aged 18-19 years-old. Statistical analyses were done using IBM SPSS version 22.0. Majority of the participants were females (64.4%), Muslims (68.2%) and Malays (67.4%). Simple logistic regression on sociocognitive factors showed for every one unit increase in permissive attitude, social norms and self-efficacy scores, there were 1.424, 1.303 and 1.215 times increase risk of having sexual intention, with p-value of 0.001 each and 95% CI of odds ratio OR) 1.268-1.600, 1.191-1.425 and 1.066-1.386, respectively. Multivariate logistic regression showed that female had lower risk of having sexual intention compared to male (p=0.001, OR=0.163, CI=0.058-0.462), Non-Malays had higher risk compared to Malay students and eversmokers had higher risk compared to non-smoker students towards having sexual intention with p=0.001, OR=5.110, CI=1.881-13.886 and p=0.019, OR=3.288, CI=1.218-8.875, respectively. In addition, for every unit increase in permissive attitude score, there was 1.236 times increase risk of having sexual intention with p=0.002 and 95% CI of OR=1.0841.410. In conclusion, the risk of having sexual intention was found to be higher among males, non-Malay and ever-smoker students; and also among those with higher permissive attitude scores. Therefore, further study and peer education intervention programs are required for school-going students to improve their permissive attitude and to prevent risk

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Additional Information: 5838/73908
Uncontrolled Keywords: pre-marital sex, sexual activity
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP190.5 Islamization of Knowledge
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RG Gynecology and obstetrics
R Medicine > RZ Other systems of medicine
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences
Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Family Medicine (Effective: 1st January 2011)
Kulliyyah of Medicine
Depositing User: Dr. Fa'iza Abdullah
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2019 09:12
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2019 09:12
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/73908

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