Analysis of factors related to behaviours to prevent sexual assault of teenage girls

Authors

  • Retnayu Pradanie Department of Nursing, Airlangga University, Surabaya, Indonesia
  • Esti Yunitasari Department of Nursing, Airlangga University, Surabaya, Indonesia
  • Adinda Reza Wibawati Department of Nursing, Airlangga University, Surabaya, Indonesia
  • Wendy Abigail Department of Nursing and Health Sciences, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.Ind-S2-30

Abstract

Objective: To analyse the factors associated with the behaviour of teenage girls in terms of preventing a sexual assault.

Method: The descriptive, cross-sectional, correlational study was conducted in April 2021 at a senior high school in Cibitung, Bekasi, Indonesia, after approval from the ethics review committee of the Faculty of Nursing, Universitas Airlangga. The sample comprised class X-XII students aged 15- 19 years. Data was collected using a questionnaire. Data was analysed with logistic regression test using SPSS 20. 

Results: Of the 139 subjects, 52 (37.4%) were aged 16 years, 58 (41.7%) were in class XII. Significant relationship of behaviour to prevent sexual assault was found with knowledge (p=0.008), attitude (p=0.010) and peer interaction (p=0.007).

Conclusion: Preventing sexual assault behaviour among girls was found to be related to knowledge, attitude and peer interaction.

Keywords: Adolescent, Sex offenses, Violence, Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice.

Published

2023-02-01

How to Cite

Pradanie, R., Yunitasari, E., Wibawati, A. R., & Abigail, W. (2023). Analysis of factors related to behaviours to prevent sexual assault of teenage girls. Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, 73(02), S126-S129. https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.Ind-S2-30