RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PEER CONFORMITY AND SEXUAL BEHAVIOR AMONG ADOLESCENTS IN SURABAYA, INDONESIA
Negative peer relationships have many risks for youth development and their behavior, such as premarital sexual behavior and sexual risk behavior. The aim of this study was to measure the relationship between peer conformity and sexual behavior. This study used correlation analysis and cross-sectional design. As many as 106 adolescents were randomly selected from Senior High School in Surabaya. Data were collected from June to July 2021. We used simple random sampling to recruit the participants. The inclusion criteria of the participants were adolescents who agreed to join this study, class XII, and have smartphone. Adolescents who disagreed to join this study were excluded in this study. Participants are allowed to withdraw from this study after reading the questionnaires. The independent variable in this study was peer conformity. The dependent variable in this study is sexual behavior in adolescents. The statistical test used was Spearman Rho to measure the correlation between the score of peer conformity and sexual behavior. Our results support the hypothesis of this study that there was relationship between peer conformity and sexual behavior among adolescents p = 0.005 (p < 0.05). Adolescents must be selective in choosing friends so it will have a positive impact on supporting daily behavior and preventing sexual risk behavior.
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