Effect of Sexual Health Education Programme on 9th Grade Students' Sexual Health Knowledge and Attitude


ESEN E., SİYEZ D. M.

HACETTEPE UNIVERSITESI EGITIM FAKULTESI DERGISI-HACETTEPE UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF EDUCATION, vol.32, no.3, pp.560-580, 2017 (ESCI) identifier identifier

Abstract

In this study, the effect of sexual health education program on the 9th grade high school students' sexual health knowledge levels and attitude towards sexual health have been investigated. Pretest - posttest - follow up test control group quasi experimental design has been used in the research. Sexual health knowledge and attitude inventory was used for measuring high school students' sexual health knowledge levels and attitudes toward sexual health. Sexual health education program for high school which is composed of 14 sessions were applied on the experimental group 60 minutes in a week. On the other hand, control group has not been provided any treatment. Mixed Design (one between and one within factor) Repeated Measures ANOVA was employed to the pre-test, posttest and follow up test scores of experiment and control group subjects. Results indicated that, sexual health education program employed to the treatment group has positive effect on sexual health knowledge levels and attitude towards sexual health of 9th grade students.