Perception of the Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on the Protective Structures of Adolescent Girls by Female Students of Mass Communication, Delta State University, Abraka
This study was carried out to determine the views of female students of Mass Communication at Delta State University, Abraka on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the protective structures of adolescent girls. Anchored on the social perception theory, the researchers used a survey of 54 respondents and adopted the Key Informant Interview technique to generate relevant data which were analysed using the explanation-building method. Findings showed that the Covid-19 pandemic-induced lockdown had both positive and negative impacts on the protective structures of the respondents as the period exposed them to online learning and also increased their exposure to sexual abusers, economic hardship and inability to access basic needs such as sanitary pads. The researchers recommended the provision of improved online learning, encouragement of economic viability and resistance to sexual attackers among adolescent girls.