International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Psychological Factors as Determinants of Sexual Attitude among Youths with Disabilities (YWD) in Three South-West Nigerian Institutions
Adejumo, A.O.; Umoren, Anietie M

The influence of perceived HIV/AIDS vulnerability, condom-use self-efficacy and attitude towards condom-use on sexual attitude among youths living with disability (YWD) was investigated. The cross-sectional survey involved YWD (N=181) and youths without disability (N=181). A 62-item structured questionnaire was used in gathering data. A 2 X 2 X 2 ANOVA revealed independent influence of condom use self- efficacy (F {1,181} = 10.83; p < .05), and attitude towards condom-use (F {1,181} = 16.26; p < .001). YWD reported liberal attitude to sex ( =44.64, SD=13.65) compared to the comparison group ( =72.28, SD=11.21). Among YWD, participants with low perceived HIV/AIDS vulnerability, low condom use self-efficacy with negative attitude to condom use reported the most liberal attitude to sex ( X = 57.50, SD=12.31, n=26). This offers new insight for relevant stakeholders on attitude to condom-use and condom-use self-efficacy in improving attitude to sex, HIV control, and sexual health of YWD.

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