Knowledge and attitude regarding sex education among the students of pre university colleges
Shivanand Rathod and Dr. Pradeep VS
Background: Sexuality is an integral part of one’s personality; it includes everything about maleness or femaleness. That is thinking and behavioral reaction to person. Sex education is about biology and the sexual act with need to be clarified. Sex education looks at the total persona or understanding of our bodies of our motions of intimacy in relationship, our evolution as sexual beings and our safety from sexual abuse and maintaining reproductive health.
Methodology: A quantitative approach with descriptive survey design was adopted for the study. The samples from the selected pre university colleges of Vijaypura district were recruited by using non probability convenient sampling technique. The samples of present study comprises of 60 pre university college students. The tools used for data collection was structured knowledge questionnaire and attitude scale.
Results: The participants knowledge mean was 17.78, median was 17, mode was 17 with standard deviation 4.13 and score range was 20 and the participants attitude mean was 79.4, median was 81.5, mode was 79 with standard deviation 11.17 and score range was 53. With regard to knowledge majority 52(86.7%) of participants were had moderate level of knowledge, 7(11.7%) of participants were had poor level of knowledge and remaining 1(1.7%) of participants were had good level of knowledge and with regard to attitude majority 47(78.3%) of participants were had positive attitude, 12(20%) of participants were had favorable attitude and remaining 1(1.7%) of participant were had non favorable attitude.
Conclusion: The findings revealed that Pre University students were had moderate level of knowledge and favorable attitude towards sex education. This suggests that, there is a need for the education for the adolescent students for the prevention of sexually transmitted disorders and improves their knowledge, attitude and practice related safe sexual life.
Shivanand Rathod, Dr. Pradeep VS. Knowledge and attitude regarding sex education among the students of pre university colleges. Int J Adv Res Med Surg Nurs 2023;5(1):117-120. DOI: 10.33545/surgicalnursing.2023.v5.i1b.125