Abstract
A DESCRIPTIVE STUDY TO ASSESS THE KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDE AMONG MOTHERS OF ADOLESCENT GIRLS REGARDING SEX EDUCATION AT PALLITHOTTAM COASTAL COMMUNITY AREA, KOLLAM WITH A VIEW TO DEVELOP AN INSTRUCTIONAL MODULE

Amala Rose Kurians*, Anu Anna S., Deepa S., Mobin Thomas S., Santhi S. and Prince Christopher

ABSTRACT

The research project undertook was “a descriptive study to assess the knowledge and attitude among mothers of adolescent girls regarding sex education at pallithottam coastal community area, Kollam with a view to develop an instructional module”. The objectives of the study were to assess the knowledge among mothers of adolescent girls regarding sex education, to assess the attitude among the mothers of adolescent girls regarding sex education, to find the association between knowledge among mothers of adolescent girls regarding sex education with selected socio-demograhic variables, to find the association between attitude among mothers of adolescent girls regarding sex education with selected socio-demographic variables and to develop an instructional module for mothers regarding sex education of their adolescent girls. The study was conducted among 150 mothers of adolescent girls who were residing at Pallithottam coastal community area, Kollam. In order to assess the knowledge and attitude of mothers regarding sex education, the study sample was selected by non-probability convenient sampling technique. The tool used for data collection consisted of demographic performa, structured knowledge questionnaire and structured attitude scale, basic introduction of the study was given to the subjects. The analysis of the data was based on the objectives of the study using descriptive and inferential statistics. The finding of the present study revealed that there was significant association between knowledge and selected socio demographic variables like age, education and type of family and there is no significant association between religion, occupation and income. There was no significant association between attitude and selected socio demographic variables such as age, religion, education, occupation, income and type of family. Based on the findings the investigators has drawn implications which were of vital concerns in the field of nursing practice, nursing administration, nursing education for future development.

Keywords: Sex Education, Adolescent Sex Education, Adolescent Girls Sex Education, Sex Education of Mothers of Adolescent Girls.


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