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: 194

Full Length Research Paper

Adolescents’ perception of the impact of condom use on sexual behaviours: Evidence from Ghana, a developing country

Inuusah Mahama
  • Inuusah Mahama
  • Department of Education and Psychology, Faculty Educational Foundations, University of Cape Coast, Ghana.
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Rita Holm Adzovie
  • Rita Holm Adzovie
  • Department Guidance and Counselling, Faculty Educational Foundations, University of Cape Coast, Ghana.
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Daniel Edem Adzovie
  • Daniel Edem Adzovie
  • Audiovisual Arts Department, Faculty of Multimedia Communications, Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Czech Republic.
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  •  Received: 19 May 2020
  •  Accepted: 26 June 2020
  •  Published: 31 July 2020

Abstract

Adolescence is a critical stage in human life. Adolescents’ perception of the impact of condom use on sexual behaviour has been studied in developed countries. However, not much is known about this phenomenon in Ghana. The study investigates the perception of adolescents regarding the impact of condom use on sexual behaviours. Simple random and stratified sampling techniques were employed to select the study respondents. The data were analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics. The study revealed that adolescents’ knowledge level about condom use was above average (>2.50). Again, the adolescents’ knowledge level about condom use predicted their sexual behaviours (β = 0.159, p=0.000). It is concluded that adolescents possess adequate knowledge about condom use. It is recommended that more stakeholders should be involved in the provision of knowledge on condom use among adolescents in Ghana.

 

Key words: Adolescents, adolescence, perception, knowledge level, condom use, sexual behaviours, Ghana.