International Journal of
Psychology and Counselling

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Psychol. Couns.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2499
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJPC
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 213

Full Length Research Paper

Influence of self-concealed psycho-social factors as predictors on the effectiveness of sexual self-disclosure during voluntary counseling and testing among university students in Kenya

Mokua Gilbert Maroko*
  • Mokua Gilbert Maroko*
  • Department of Psychology, Mount Kenya University, Kenya.
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Fredrick Ogola
  • Fredrick Ogola
  • Department of Psychology, Maasai Mara University, Kenya.
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Musau Kithuka
  • Musau Kithuka
  • Department of psychology, Counselling and Education Foundation, Laikipia University, Kenya.
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Haniel Nyaga Gatumu
  • Haniel Nyaga Gatumu
  • Department of Psychology, University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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Nyutu Jane Gathoni
  • Nyutu Jane Gathoni
  • Department of Psychology, Mount Kenya University, Kenya.
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Njuguna Christina Nyamugoro
  • Njuguna Christina Nyamugoro
  • Department of Educational Psychology, Kenyatta University.
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Anthony Muriithi Ireri
  • Anthony Muriithi Ireri
  • Department of Educational Psychology, Kenyatta University.
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  •  Received: 04 June 2015
  •  Accepted: 29 June 2015
  •  Published: 30 June 2015

Abstract

Four hundred and fifty six third year undergraduate students from the University of Nairobi, Kenyatta University and Egerton University were studied to find out the influence of self-concealed psycho-social factors as predictors on the effectiveness of sexual self-disclosure during voluntary counselling and testing among university students in Kenya. Results revealed there is a significant relationship between self-concealed psycho-social factors and sexual self-disclosure. Students’ marital status, relational mobility and cues that relate to privacy were found to be the best predictors of sexual self-disclosure by determining details of how much sexual information they disclosed during voluntary counselling and testing. Implications of these findings and recommendations for further research are discussed.

Key words: self-concealed, psycho-social factors, sexual self-disclosure.