Bookcover of Predicting Youth Sexual Deviance
Booktitle:

Predicting Youth Sexual Deviance

The Case of Risky Sexual Behaviour among Ghanaian Adolescents

LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing (2011-01-13 )

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ISBN-13:

978-3-8383-8208-1

ISBN-10:
3838382080
EAN:
9783838382081
Book language:
English
Blurb/Shorttext:
For over two decades now, much has been learned about the scourge of the HIV/AIDS pandemic and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), especially in the most advanced societies. But although sub-Saharan Africa continues to bear the brunt of the global HIV/AIDS pandemic and other sexually transmitted diseases, very few studies in the region and for that matter Ghana have systematically and exclusively examined adolescent risky sexual behaviour in a manner that is theoretically consistent with the unique socio-cultural norms that govern sexuality in the society. Given that involvement in risky sexual behaviour constitutes sexual deviance in the Ghanaian context, and from the ontological position that behaviour is a product of structure and human agency (Sewell 1992), this study employs the theories of social control (Hirschi 1969), power control (Hagan et al. 1979, 1985,1987, 2002; McCarthy et al. 1999) and rational choice (Cornish and Clarke 1986) in examining the predictors of risky sexual behaviour among Ghanaian adolescents. Overall findings suggest a mixed support for the theoretical expectations. Policy implications and direction for future research are also addressed.
Publishing house:
LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Website:
https://www.lap-publishing.com/
By (author) :
Nicholas N.S. Cofie
Number of pages:
120
Published on:
2011-01-13
Stock:
Available
Category:
General Social sciences
Price:
49.00 €
Keywords:
Adolescents, risky sexual behaviour, sexual deviance, Premarital sex, multiple sexual partnerships, Condom Use, GHANA, adolescents, "Risky Sexual Behaviour"

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