Socio-Economic Correlates of Multiple Sexual Partnerships and the Coping Strategies Among Female Students in South-Western Nigeria

Final project
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Gender and Social Behavior
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Supervisors: Yvonne K. Fulbright
multiple sexual partnership, conflict theory, social exchange theory, anomie theory, differential association theory, Nigeria, patriarchy, gender equality


Relationship patterns among students in higher institutions in Nigeria have changed drastically, affecting the values placed on sex. Cohabitation, open relations and friends with benefits (fwb) are some of the changes that have been observed in the relationship patterns among students, leading to an increase in sexually transmitted infections (STIs). In a bid to fulfill some of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations, this thesis will address six of these goals. It will strive to address the goals of (1) reducing poverty, (2) eliminating hunger, (3) improving good health and well-being, (4) providing quality education, (5) closing the gender parity gap, and (6) reducing equality. This study will consider the nexus between economy and females’ access to financial resources in the context of multiple sexual partnership.