The purpose of this quasi-experimental study was to determine the effect of a 4-hour mother/daughter sexuality workshop on the attitudes of mothers toward sexuality and their willingness to communicate sexuality to their adolescent daughters. The researcher sought to determine if there was a difference between mothers attending the mother/daughter workshop and mothers not attending the workshop. The hypotheses tested in this study were as follows: 1. When mothers who have participated in a 4-hour sexuality workshop are surveyed and the results are compared to a group of mothers not participating, there will be no significant difference in attitudes toward sexuality, 2. When mothers who have participated in a 4-hour sexuality workshop are surveyed and the results are compared to a group of mothers not participating, there will be no significant difference in mothers' willingness to communicate with their daughters regarding sex or in mother/ daughter interaction. Eighteen subjects (E = 7; C = 11) participated in the study. The experimental group attended a 4-hour researcher developed workshop while the control group did not attend any workshop. All subjects took the Parents' Questionnaire on Family Communication and Attitude Questionnaire both before and after the workshop. Pretest scores on the Parents' Questionnaire on Family Communication were subtracted from posttest scores and subjected to the ;t test. The same procedures were followed with the Attitude Questionnaire. The t value for the attitude change was significant at the .05 level with the experimental group having a more positive change while the change of the Parents' Questionnaire on Family Communication was not significant at the .05 level. Therefore, the researcher rejected the null hypothesis regarding attitude change and failed to reject the null hypothesis regarding willingness to communicate sexuality. The researcher concluded that participation in a mo ther/daughter workshop positively affected mothers' attitudes about sexuality.
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Phyllis W. Werner
Dr. Rayma Skinner
Dr. Mary Patricia Curtis
Dunlap, Esther L., "The Effects of Mothers' Attitudes and Willingness to Communicate Regarding Sexuality with Adolescent Daughters After Attending a 4-Hour Mother-Daughter Communication Workshop" (1987). MSN Research Projects. 174.