IJCRR - 7(14), July, 2015
A Study of attitude towards sex education of college going students in relation to their home environment
Author: Parveen Kumar, Archana Mittal
Students are the future of a nation. The progress of any nation depends on the physical and mental well-being of the students. Positive attitude towards sex education may prevent the students from many diseases.
Objectives: 1) To study and compare the attitude towards sex education of college going students, 2) To compare the attitude of college going students towards sex education in relation to their home environment.
Methods: Normative survey method has been used in this study. 300 college going students were selected as sample through stratified random sampling technique from the rural and urban area of district Haridwar. Attitude Scale towards Sex Education developed by Dr, (Smt.) Usha Mishra and Home Environment Inventory developed by Dr. K.S. Misra were used to collect the data. The collected data was analyzed using Mean, S.D. and ‘t’ test.
Results and Conclusions: College going students have high attitude towards sex education. Urban female students have shown very high positive attitude towards sex education. Area has affected the attitude of college going students towards sex education as the urban students have been found to have more favorable attitude towards sex education. Sex had not affected the attitude of rural students towards sex education. Home environment and its dimensions have affected the attitude of students towards sex education. The study recommended provisions to formulate effective policies in favor of sex education in schools. It
provides complete and healthy information for necessary life skills to deal with the problems of future life.
Keywords: Attitude, Sex education, Students, Home environment
Parveen Kumar, Archana Mittal. A Study of attitude towards sex education of college going students in relation to their home environment International Journal of Current Research and Review. 7(14), July, 07-20
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