Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Community & Environmental Health
Community Health Professions
Gerald C. Hyner
Edison E. Newman
Call Number for Print
Special Collections LD4331.C48 A53
This study attempted to investigate a sample of both parents' and college freshmens' attitudes toward sex education, and the content and timing of sex education in the Tidewater schools. Two Likert-type scales each containing ten statements were administered in order to survey attitudes. A statistically significant difference was found in scores on the attitude toward content and timing of sex education scale between parents and college freshmen. Parents demonstrated a more favorable attitude toward sex education as an integral component of the overall educational curriculum. The majority of parents indicated support for including important aspects such as reproduction and indicated that they may be introduced as early as age five.
The results were not statistically significant on attitudes toward sex education in the schools scale between parents and college freshmen. Both of these groups demonstrated high scores, indicating support of sex education in the Tidewater schools.
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Aleksa, Linda C..
"An Analysis of a Sample of Parents and University Freshmen in Regard to Their Attitudes Toward the Needs of Sex Education in Community Schools"
(1982). Master of Science (MS), Thesis, Community & Environmental Health, Old Dominion University, DOI: 10.25777/4znq-q681