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Author Az'Fredrick, Ezinwanne Christiana, author

Title Exploration of factors influencing adolescent sexual abuse and service utilization using a mixed-methods study / Ezinwanne Christiana Az'Fredrick
Published London : SAGE Publications Ltd, 2018
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations
Series SAGE Research Methods. Cases
SAGE Research Methods. Cases
Summary Using a mixed-methods approach comprising cross-sectional quantitative and qualitative research methods, I examined the influence of four psychosocial factors--locus of control, self-esteem, parentchild relationship, and peer pressure--on sexual abuse in adolescent girls and their use of counseling and sexual health services. In this study, I used a multistage sampling technique to select three states (Abia, Anambra, and Imo), 33 public secondary schools (11 from each state), and 3,065 female adolescents (1,021 from each state). I used questionnaire survey for quantitative data collection, and I conducted 40 in-depth interviews with purposively selected participants who identified themselves as having experienced at least one incident of sexual abuse. I then analyzed the collected data using descriptive and inferential statistics for the quantitative data and content analysis for the qualitative data. In this case study, I discussed how to execute a sensitive research project, some of the challenges encountered, and how some were addressed. This case study will assist anyone planning to embark on this type of research
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Mixed methods research.
Sexually abused girls -- Mental health -- Nigeria.
SUBJECT Abia State (Nigeria)
Anambra State (Nigeria)
Imo State (Nigeria)
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1526449854
9781526449856 (ebook)