CHANGING FAMILY STRUCTURE, MOTHER-DAUGHTER COMMUNICATION: IMPPICATIONS ON DEVELOPMENT
AJAYI Mofoluwake P1*, Dr.ABIMBOLA Oluremi3, Dr. Emmanuel O. AMOO2, Dr. JEGEDE Ajibade E1, and Adebayo Mercy4
1Dr., Demography and Social Statistics, College of Business and Social Sciences
Covenant University, Canaanland, Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria, email@example.com
2Department of Sociology, College of Business and Social Sciences,
Covenant University, Canaanland, Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria.
3Department of Sociology, Federal University Oye Ekiti, Oye, Ekiti State, Nigeria
4Demography and Social Statistics, College of Business and Social Sciences
Covenant University, Canaanland, Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria
The sweeping changes in family structure and values have engendered women in dual responsibilities, as mothers, child bearers, and managers of home-chores on one hand while they simultaneously perform official paid-employment responsibilities with limited or no time for mother-daughter communication including sexuality education. Among the working mothers, their roles as ready counsellor to daughter concerning sexuality education is also impaired or become shared between work place and home front increasing the vulnerability of girl-child to abuse and exploitation that could be a great impediment to the achievement of Goal 16.2 (of the SDG). The study therefore examined the impact of mother-daughter communication on adolescents’ sexual health behaviour and the likely consequences. The study will adopted social survey design through the use of questionnaire to elicit information from adolescent girls in selected secondary schools in Southwest. Two techniques of analyses (univariate and multivariate) will be adopted. Univariate captures respondents’ background information. The multivariate will explore multiple regression model to investigate the statistical interrelationship between mother-daughter communication and adolescent sexual behaviour. The study is will complement the long established mother-daughter communication and strengthen policy towards reduction in the appalling level of adolescent delinquency, abuse, violence and sexual demeanour in Nigeria.
Keywords: mother-daughter communication, risky health behaviour, sexuality education, and family
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