Title

Assessing sexual attitudes among adult men: A descriptive survey in Kenya

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Title

Sexologies

Volume

31

Issue

3

First Page

165

Last Page

175

Publisher

Elsevier

School

School of Arts and Humanities

RAS ID

44757

Funders

Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship (RTP) ST10485877

Comments

Ndasi, D. M., Adusei-Asante, K., Grobbelaar, M., Ha, A. V. V., & Nunfam, V. F. (2022). Assessing sexual attitudes among adult men: A descriptive survey in Kenya. Sexologies, 31(3), 165-175. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sexol.2022.04.003

Abstract

Men's attitudes towards sex remain under researched across sub-Saharan Africa. To understand sexual attitudes and their associations with demographic characteristics among Kenyan men, a SAQ with Brief Sexual Attitudes Scale (BSAS) was deployed among 501 men aged 18–54 years old in Nairobi. Sample selection utilised multistage cluster random disproportionate sampling. Linear regression analyses present demographic associations with permissiveness, birth control and instrumentality (P < 0.05). Mean scores of sexual attitudes components included permissiveness (3.2), birth control (1.6), communion (1.8), and instrumentality (3.1). Overall, men's attitudes towards sexual permissiveness and instrumentality appear to be neutral, despite the chronically high prevalence of HIV/AIDS epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa evidenced by persistent risky sexual behaviours that conflict the study outcomes. These results indicate shifting and converging sexual attitudes among Kenyan men. Considering the multidimensionality of sexual attitudes and trends, adaptation of BSAS to African populations and integrating sexual behaviour scales is essential.

DOI

10.1016/j.sexol.2022.04.003

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