This was a quasi-experimental study designed to deter mine the effectiveness of a planned sexual health teaching program for fifth grade students. The null hypothesis stated that when the sexual health knowledge of fifth grade students who participated in a sexual health teaching program was compared to the sexual health knowledge of fifth grade students who did not participate in a sexual health teaching program, there would be no significant difference. Subjects were selected from two different schools. School A was the experimental group and consisted of 36 students. School B was the control group and also included 36 students. The experimental group participated in a two-hour Sexual Health Teaching Program and completed a researcher-designed Sexual Health Questionnaire. The control group completed the Sexual Health Questionnaire without participating in the Sexual Health Teaching Program. When the scores of the experimental group and control group were compared utilizing the t_ test, it was found that there was a significant difference between the knowledge of the two groups. Thus, the researcher rejected the null hypothesis. It was concluded that a sexual health teaching program could affect the sexual health knowledge of preteens.
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Mary Patricia Curtis
Connell, Margareta, "The Effect of a Human Sexuality Course on Preteen Knowledge of Sexuality" (1985). MSN Research Projects. 233.