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Aim: To establish the relationship between guidance and counselling techniques and students’ sexual behavior among students near fish-landing beaches of Lake Victoria in Kisumu East district, Kisumu County, Kenya.
Sample: The study population was 1368 students who were between the ages of 16 and 19 years-old from which a sample of 410 students was drawn.
Study Design: Survey research design was adopted.
Place and Duration of Study: Students and teachers in public secondary schools near fish-landing beaches of Lake Victoria in Kisumu County, Kenya, between January 2012 and April 2012.
Methodology: Data collection instruments were piloted for face validity and internal reliability were ascertained. Data was collected from of 410 obtained using proportionate stratified random sampling. Data was analyzed using descriptive statistics, which was percentages and inferential statistics, which was chi-square.
Conclusion: The findings revealed that students’ sexual behaviour was significantly associated with proximity to fish landing beach; that guidance and counselling techniques were used to varying levels; and that sexual behavior and use of techniques were not significantly associated. Therefore, it was concluded that abstinence was the modal sexual behavior; that guidance and counselling techniques were used in schools, but seldom eclectically; and that usage of guidance and counselling techniques and students sexual behavior were not significantly associated.