TITLE

Sexual Behaviors among Adolescents with Autistic Disorder

AUTHOR(S)
Busari, A.O.; Oluokun, P. O.
PUB. DATE
November 2012
SOURCE
American Journal of Social Issues & Humanities;Nov2012, Vol. 2 Issue 6, p412
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This study investigated the sexual behaviors among adolescent with autistic disorder. A total of 32 adolescents (22 males and 10 females) from four secondary schools in Ibadan metropolis (Oyo state) with age ranging between 11 and 18 years (mean 4.5 years) were included in this study. Three research hypotheses were tested and there were significant different between post observations of male and female in their sexual behaviors. Late adolescents differed significantly in their sexual behaviors compared to their early adolescent counterparts. Furthermore, adolescents from illiterate background differed significantly compared those from literate background in their sexual behaviors. Based on the research findings, suggestions and recommendations were given to respective counselors and special educators.
ACCESSION #
86273379

 

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