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Title: Influence of home video on sexuality aspirations of secondary schools students in Ibadan, Nigeria
Authors: Obono, K.
Obono, O.
Keywords: Entertainment Communication
Sexuality Aspiration
Media Use
Issue Date: Apr-2009
Publisher: Rapid Research & Communications Ltd.
Abstract: Home videos are entertainment media but their use by adolescent transcends leisure to sexuality aspirations. A survey of 180 students in selected secondary schools in Ibadan showed that viewing influenced their sexuality knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP). The paper argues that exposure to home movies affect young people's life aspiration as higher viewership (95.6 percent) corresponds with high negative sexuality response (93.3 percent). Accondingly, the media teach 87 percent of student about girl-friend/boy-friend relationships,expose 82 percent to sexual relationships, arose 85 percent and encourage premarital sex among 53 percent students.While entertaining,the media provide information that teenagers use to construct their sexuality, having far reaching heaith implecations. Home vidoe content and packaging thus place adolescent lives on a reproductive health disaster. This calls for alternative models of entertainment communication as well as critical censorship of home movies to help checkmate worsening sexual and reproductive healthconditions in Nigeria.
ISSN: 2141-5277
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