EVALUATIVE EFFECTS OF NEGATIVE EMOTIONALITY CONSTRUCTS ON RAPE AND SEXUAL HARASSMENT AMONG YOUTHS IN IBADAN, OYO STATE NIGERIA
In everyday life, human beings are confronted with numerous psychological problems. These psychological problems are numerous and vital that at times they claim human life. One of such psychological problems is the one being face by victims of rape and sexual harassment in which many individual may be hesitant to talk about but it is something that should be discussed, because of its psychological and social effects of it on its victims. The study is a descriptive survey research design of correlational type. The study was carried out in four different locations in Ibadan metropolis and volunteering sampling technique was used for the study due to characteristics of the study. The total sample for the study was 552. Three research questions were raised and answered using correlation and regression analysis. It was found that suicide ideation was the most potent contributor to victim of rape and sexual harassment while flash back was the next significant contributor to victim of rape and sexual harassment, followed by depression and anxiety in that order and the others factors like anger, shock, fear and self blame are not significant. Parents should made efforts to be there for their children despite their age by giving them counsel and moral training. Victims/survivors to any form of sexual trauma should seek professional help in order to alleviate any negative effects or aversion it might have on them. Counsellors’ centres, office of crisis programme etc should be established and supported by government and parastatal for successful collaboration on this criminal act in our society.Conclusively, this study has been able to substantiate that schooling alone cannot produce a better and competitive future leaders but a full concerted effort using other various integrated and practical approaches that deal with skill acquisition and character. The study recommended inters alia that parents, guidance and significant others should try as much as possible to inculcate sound training to their child and ward before they become nuisance to the community.
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