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Abstract: This study investigated satisfaction with school-based sexual health education in a sample of first-year university students recently graduated from Ontario high schools. Participants (n=161) drawn from Introductory Psychology and Introductory Human Sexuality courses completed a questionnaire that assessed their current perceptions of past experience. Overall participants gave very high importance ratings to more than half of 20 topics they considered "important to learn about in high school" (and well above average importance ratings to the others), and would have preferred presentation in grades 6-8 of many sexual health topics that they perceived as having been presented later, and were generally satisfied with their sexual health education teachers and with their overall school-based sexual health education. With very few exceptions, participant's assessments did not differ by gender or type of school attended (i.e., public or Catholic). The results suggest general satisfaction with school-based sexual health education, particularly in relation to changes in their knowledge and values, and a preference for earlier grade exposure to, and emphasis on, many topics as one way to improve the curriculum. The implications and limitations of the findings are discussed. Introduction

GENRE
Body, Mind & Spirit
RELEASED
2009
22 September
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
49
Pages
PUBLISHER
SIECCAN, The Sex Information and Education Council of Canada
SELLER
The Gale Group, Inc., a Delaware corporation and an affiliate of Cengage Learning, Inc.
SIZE
305.6
KB

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