Peranan Estim Diri Sebagai Pengantara Antara Perapatan Ibu Bapa-anak dan Sikap Terhadap Tingkah Laku Seksual Dalam Kalangan Remaja Hamil Luar Nikah


  • Nor Jum'awaton Shahruddin Fakulti Ekologi Manusia, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Mariani Mansor Fakulti Ekologi Manusia, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Zainal Madon Fakulti Ekologi Manusia, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Hanina Halimatusaadiah Hamsan Fakulti Ekologi Manusia, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia



Adolescent out of wedlock pregnancy, parent-child attachment, self esteem and attitude sexual behavior


This study examined the mediating influence of self-esteem on the relationship between parent-child attachment and sexual attitude behavior among adolescent out of wedlock pregnancy in Peninsular Malaysia. Based on cross-sectional design, the sample of this study consisted of 130 teenagers pregnant out of wedlock aged between 14 years and 19 years from 4 welfare institutions in the states of Selangor, Perak, Johor and Kelantan participated in this research. Findings revealed that the level of parent-child attachmen is moderate, a hight of self esteem and  respondents indicated a high level of attitude sexual behavior. Results of Pearson’s correlation analysis revealed that there were significant relationships between parent-child attachment with attitudes toward sexual behaviour (r = -.220, p <.05) and a significant correlation between self esteem and attitude sexual behavior (r = .708, p <.05). In conclusion, the parent-child attachment and self esteem related to attitude sexual behavior. The findings of this study prove that parents should maximize time to ensure that youth do not feel isolated in the family. At the same time, this study also suggests several alternatives in order to curb sexual misconduct among the teenagers today.

Author Biography

Nor Jum'awaton Shahruddin, Fakulti Ekologi Manusia, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

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How to Cite

Shahruddin, N. J., Mansor, M., Madon, Z., & Hamsan, H. H. (2018). Peranan Estim Diri Sebagai Pengantara Antara Perapatan Ibu Bapa-anak dan Sikap Terhadap Tingkah Laku Seksual Dalam Kalangan Remaja Hamil Luar Nikah. Sains Humanika, 10(2).