Psychosocial determinants of risky sexual behavior among senior high school students in Merauke district

Fenny Etrawati, Evi Martha, Rita Damayanti

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Abstract

Adolescents aged 10-24 years old are susceptible group to premarital sex, drugs abuse, and HIV/AIDS infection. Papua is the largest contributor to AIDS/HIV number in Indonesia. To overcome such problem, Rutgers WPF formed Dunia Remajaku Seru! (DAKU!), an intervention program aimed towards adolescent reproductive health at senior high school level. This study aimed to determine psychosocial determinants of risky sexual behavior among senior high school students in Merauke District through cross-sectional approach. The sample included 1,364 second grade students that took the DAKU! program and pairing was conducted with students from schools that did not take the DAKU! program. Data analyses included univariate analysis, bivariate (chi square test) and multivariate (logistic regression test). Results showed that variables significantly related to adolescent risky sexual behavior were peer group with negative behavior, self-efficacy, parental control, exposure to DAKU! program and sex. Meanwhile, based on multivariate analysis, peer group with negative behavior (RP = 4.7 CI = 2.8 - 7.7) was the most dominant factor influencing risky sexual behavior.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127-132
Number of pages6
JournalKesmas
Volume11
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017

Keywords

  • Adolescent
  • Peer group
  • Psychosocial determinant
  • Risky sexual behavior

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