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Association between social-cognitive factors and intention towards sexual activity among schoolgoing late adolescents in Kuantan, Malaysia

Abdullah, Fa'iza and A. Rahman, Nor Azlina and Muhammad, Noor Azimah and Zainuddin, Nur Akmanidar and Samsudin, Suhaiza (2020) Association between social-cognitive factors and intention towards sexual activity among schoolgoing late adolescents in Kuantan, Malaysia. International Journal of Adolescence and Youth. pp. 1-9. ISSN 0267-3843 E-ISSN 2164-4527

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Abstract

This was a cross-sectional study to identify the association between sociocognitive factors (permissive attitude, social-norms, and self-efficacy) and intention towards sexual activity among 466 Malaysian school-going late adolescents (aged 18–19 years) in Kuantan, Malaysia. Majority were females (64.4%), Malays (67.4%) and Muslims (68.2%). Simple logistic regression from data collected by self-administered validated Youth Sexual-Intention Questionnaire (YSI-Q) showed significantly increase risk of having sexual intention for each unit increase in permissive attitude, social-norms and self-efficacy scores with the odds ratio (OR) of 1.424, 1.303 and 1.215, respectively. On the other hand, multivariate logistic regression resulted in male, non-Malay, ever-smoker students and permissive attitude showing significantly higher risk towards having sexual intention with the OR of 0.163 (male was the reference group), 5.110, 3.288 and 1.236, respectively. In order to reduce risky sexual behaviour among adolescents, school-based health education is essential.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5509/83795
Uncontrolled Keywords: Social-cognitive factors; sexual intention; sexual behaviour; adolescents
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RS Pharmacy and materia medica
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 Allied Health Sciences > Department of Physical Rehabilitation Sciences
Kulliyyah of Medicine
Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Family Medicine (Effective: 1st January 2011)
Depositing User: SR NUR FARHANA LATFI
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2020 13:46
Last Modified: 26 Jan 2021 11:45
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/83795

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