Influence of Self-Efficacy on Risky Sexual Behaviors among Undergraduate Students: A Case of Kabarak and Egerton Main Campuses in Nakuru County, Kenya

  • Julius Langat Kabarak University
  • James Kay Kabarak University

Abstract

Influence of Self-efficacy on Risky Sexual Behaviours among Undergraduate Students: A Case of Egerton and Kabarak Main Campuses in Nakuru County, Kenya

 

Julius Kiprono Langat1; Dr James Kay2

12School of Education, Kabarak University, Kenya

Main author email: jklangat@kabarak.ac.ke

 

ABSTRACT

This study’s purpose was to determine the influence of self-efficacy on risky sexual behaviours among undergraduate students of main campuses in Nakuru County. Social Learning Theory by Albert Bandura and Person-Centred Theory by Carl Rogers guided the study. The study was carried out among 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th year undergraduate students from main campuses in Nakuru County. The study adopted a correlational research design. The target population was 18570 undergraduate students. The accessible population was 8456 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th year undergraduate students whose sample was 367. Simple random sampling technique was used to select the respondents. The study included a sample of 10 peer counsellors and 2 student counsellors from the Egerton University and Kabarak University main campuses who were selected through purposive sampling. Data were obtained using questionnaire for undergraduate students, focus group discussions guide for peer counsellors and interview schedule for student counsellors. Validation of research instruments was done through peer and expert review and also through pilot testing which was done in Mount Kenya University (MKU) - Nakuru Campus. Both descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyse quantitative data using SPSS Version 25 whereas the qualitative data was analysed thematically. The analysed data was presented in tables, graphs, and narratives. The researcher considered ethics of confidentiality and informed consent. The findings indicated that majority of the respondents were of the view that self-efficacy influence risky sexual behaviours among undergraduate students.

 

Key Terms: Influence, Self-efficacy, Risky sexual behaviours, Undergraduate Students

Author Biography

James Kay, Kabarak University

Head of Education Department

Published
2020-12-09
How to Cite
Langat, J., & Kay, J. (2020). Influence of Self-Efficacy on Risky Sexual Behaviors among Undergraduate Students: A Case of Kabarak and Egerton Main Campuses in Nakuru County, Kenya. Kabarak Journal of Research & Innovation, 10(2), 59-74. Retrieved from http://ojs.kabarak.ac.ke/index.php/journal1/article/view/372