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

  • Eloho Patience Oziwele Department of Mass Communication Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria
  • Joshua Aghogho Erubami Department of Mass Communication Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria

Abstract

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.

Author Biographies

Eloho Patience Oziwele, Department of Mass Communication Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria




Joshua Aghogho Erubami, Department of Mass Communication Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria





Published
2022-07-06
How to Cite
OZIWELE, Eloho Patience; ERUBAMI, Joshua Aghogho. 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. SAU JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT AND SOCIAL SCIENCES, [S.l.], v. 7, n. 2, p. 129-139, july 2022. Available at: <https://journals.sau.edu.ng/index.php/sjmas/article/view/739>. Date accessed: 30 sep. 2022.