The Influence of Self Esteem and Friendship Quality on Premarital Sexual Behaviour Intention of Student at X University

Ersa Lanang Sanjaya (1*), Ilham Nur Alfian (2),

(1) Universitas Ciputra Surabaya
(2) Universitas Airlangga
(*) Corresponding Author


This research aim to investigate an influence between self-esteem and the quality of friendship with the tendency to have premarital sex on the students. Background of this research is because the high rate of premarital sex behavior in adolescents, so it takes a wider understanding about premarital sex behavior. To be able to measure pre-marital sex tendency, this study used the intention theory of Fishbein & Ajzen (1975). By using the intention theory, the measured aspect is still in the cognitive stage, and has not yet become visible behavior. The independent variables used in this study are self-esteem (X1), the quality of friendship (X2) and the dependent variable is the tendency to have pre-marital sex (Y). Data collection tool in this research is questionnaire. The population in this study were students at University X. The sampling technique used was convenience sampling with 67 respondents. Analysis of this research using multiple regression analysis with the help of SPSS version 16.0 for Windows. From the results of data analysis, obtained data that there is influence between self-esteem and the quality of friendship with the tendency to have premarital sex.


self-esteem; quality of friendship; premarital sexual behaviour intention


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Ersa Lanang Sanjaya
Universitas Ciputra Surabaya
IndonesiaFakultas Psikologi Universitas Ciputra Surabaya

Ilham Nur Alfian
Universitas Airlangga

10.24127/gdn.v7i2.975 40 Views, Vol 7, No 2 (2017) Section: ARTICLES Submitted: 2017-08-31 Published: 2017-12-30