Perceptions of Risky Sexual Behavior: The Role of Self Regulation and Internet Behavior Among Students in Public University

  • Norsimah Dasan Fakulti Psikologi dan Pendidikan, Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS)
  • Balan Rathakrishnan Fakulti Psikologi dan Pendidikan, Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS)
  • Norkiah Arsat Fakulti Psikologi dan Pendidikan, Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS)
  • Mohd.Mahadzir Rahimi Mohamed Nawi Maktab Rendah Sains Mara
Keywords: sexual risk taking behaviour, self regulation, internet, students, public university

Abstract

This study aimed to examine the influence of self-regulation as mediator of internet behavior and perceptions of risky sexual behavior among public university students. The method used is by survey. The research tools used include the Persepsi Tingkah laku Seksual Berisiko, the Internet Sex Screening Test, and the Adolescent Self-Regulation Inventory. The sample consisted of 882 Public University students selected using simple random sampling techniques. The collected data were analyzed using SPSS 25.0 package. The result shows that self-regulation had a significant mediating effect on internet behavior on responding to risky sexual behavior. This effect can be identified primarily in one of the dimensions of online behavior, which is online sexual spending. The result obtained are very important to prove that self-regulation among students has a mediating effect on their behavior while surfing the internet with perceptions of risky sexual behavior. The results of the study can also enhance students' understanding and awareness of the role of self-regulation in defining goals and actions. Universities can use research information to design programs that enhance student self regulation as they are among the professional groups that inherit the nation's development.

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Published
2019-08-03
How to Cite
Dasan, N., Rathakrishnan, B., Arsat, N., & Mohamed Nawi, M. R. (2019). Perceptions of Risky Sexual Behavior: The Role of Self Regulation and Internet Behavior Among Students in Public University. Malaysian Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (MJSSH), 4(4), 55 - 66. Retrieved from https://msocialsciences.com/index.php/mjssh/article/view/234
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