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dc.contributor.author Sharma, Mercia
dc.date.accessioned 2015-06-10T08:53:56Z
dc.date.available 2015-06-10T08:53:56Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11070/1513
dc.description A thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the Degree of Master of Arts en_US
dc.description.abstract This study is based mainly on quantitative data collected from 347 school children in grades 8, 9 and 10 from three high schools in Windhoek, Namibia. Three schools were randomly selected which represented different scales of fees - low, medium, high – which reflects the range of financial background of the pupils. The study also used qualitative data collected from seven counsellors and social workers from different government and NGOs in Windhoek. The major objective of the study was to identify the factors associated with early sexual activity by school children. Among 347 children from ages 13 to 18, sixty-four (18.4%) had experienced sexual intercourse and the majority were male. The effect of peer pressure was significant in those sixty four children, who were already sexually active. Findings suggest that parental guidance, support, and supervision were significantly (and adversely) related to the early onset of sexual activity. Chi-square and regression analysis revealed that parental guidance, support and supervision might play a major role in deterring and delaying sexual activity of children. Children who were supported, cared, and guided by their parents had their first sexual experiences at an older age. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Namibia en_US
dc.subject Parental guidance en_US
dc.subject Sexual behaviour en_US
dc.title The influence of parental guidance of children's sexual behaviour: a case study of Windhoek en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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