International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Education Management | Tanzania | Volume 12 Issue 10, October 2023 | Rating: 5.3 / 10

Factors which Predispose Learners to Engage into Risky Sexual Practices in Ward Secondary Schools in Morogoro Municipality - Tanzania

Tumaini Mhanga

Abstract: The study investigated factors which predispose learners to engage into risky sexual practices in ward Secondary Schools in Morogoro Municipality -Tanzania. There was limited empirical evidence on the factors contributing to risky sexual practices this prompted the researcher to focus on it. The study employed descriptive research design with a mixed methods approach whereby the sample of 74 respondents comprising 40 students, 16 teachers, 4WEOs, 4head of schools and 10 parents from ward secondary schools in Morogoro Municipality was drawn from the target population of 90 people. Purposive sampling technique and simple random technique were used in this study. Purposive sampling was used in selecting head of the schools and WEOs, while simple random technique was used in selecting students and parents. Interview, focus group discussion and questionnaire were used as tools for collecting primary data while documentary review was used to collect secondary data. Data were analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 25 and content analysis. The findings of the study revealed that, poor economic situation, lack of education about sex, the use of alcohol, the influence of electronic media, music night ceremonies like vigodolo, peer pressure have influenced learners to engage into risky sexual practices in Morogoro Municipality. Therefore, by addressing this issue comprehensively, Tanzanian society can protect the well - being and future prospects of learners in the country.

Keywords: Learners, Sexual practices and Risky sexual practices

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 10, October 2023,

Pages: 1934 - 1937

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