International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

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

Individual Characteristics and Earlier Sexual Behavior: A Differential Study of Teenagers’ Sexual Violence in Abidjan
KOUAKOU Ossei, OTEME Apolos Christophe, YAO-Ackah Mathilde Ebloumi

The study examines the relationship between age, gender and personality of victims of sexual violence through their first sexual experiences. On the basis of a questionnaire, 98 adolescents (48 girls and 50 boys) aged 13 to 20 years, were interviewed with the goal of identifying those whose first sexual experience was forced from those whose first sexual was consented. The Eysenck personality test (EPI) was subsequently administered, in order to determine their personality trait (introvert or extrovert). The results reveal no evidence suggesting that the participants’ first sexual intercourse was consented. On the other hand, the relationship between consent to sexual intercourse and the partner's age is clearly demonstrated. This means that the older the partner, the less the consent is observed in the subject.

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