HEALTH PRACTICES AS DETERMINANTS OF TEENAGE PREGNANCY AMONG SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN KABBA/BUNU L.G.A OF KOGI STATE
HEALTH PRACTICES AS DETERMINANTS OF TEENAGE PREGNANCY AMONG SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN KABBA/BUNU L.G.A OF KOGI STATE

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Kolade B. Ayodele, Victor B. Olowoleni, & David Adams
Email: ayodelejustus@gmail.com
Faculty of Education
Kogi State University, Anyigba

Abstract
The study was conducted to investigate health practices as determinants of teenage pregnancy among secondary school students in Kabba/Bunu Local Government Area (L.G.A) of Kogi State. Two research question guided the study. The descriptive survey design was used for the study. The population for the study was 2,206 female students
from 13 secondary schools in the LGA. The sample size was 222 participants.
A researcher-designed questionnaire was used for data collection. Chi-square was used in answering the research questions. Findings from the study shows that health practices such as pornography and substance use are determinants of teenage pregnancy among secondary school students in Kabba/Bunu LGA of Kogi State. It is
concluded that health practices is one of the factors that determine teenage pregnancy among secondary school students in Kabba/Bunu L.G.A of Kogi State based on the results of the findings. It is recommended that teen girls should be guided on how to avoid getting them involved in unhealthy health practices such as pornography, drug
abuse and alcohol. This will create awareness on safe healthy practices that will prevent teenage pregnancy among others.
Keywords: Teenage, Teenage pregnancy, Female, Secondary, Practices