2.50
Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/211518
Type:
Research Study
Title:
SCHOOL NURSES' KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE, INTENT TO TEACH SEXUALITY EDUCATION
Abstract:
A critical need exists to provide adolescents with sexual health education as identified by statistics of adolescent pregnancy, STI, and other high-risk behaviors. There is limited evidence to confirm if California students are receiving the sexual and reproductive health education as required by law. Given the contribution of school nurses in providing sexuality education (SE), as in other health-related topics, it is important to understand, from the perspective of school nurses, their knowledge, attitudes, and intention to participate in the sexual health curriculum. To date, no studies of this kind have been conducted in the United States, and in particular in California, to measure the perspective of school nurses as educators of sexual health content. The purpose of this descriptive, correlational study is a) to describe California school nurses’ knowledge, attitudes, subjective norm, and select demographics and b) to associate these independent variables with intention to teach (dependent variable) (SE). The associations among these variables will be used to predict the current level of SE participation of California school nurses serving K-12th grade students in California public schools. An original questionnaire was developed in the UK, revised, and validated through a Content Validity Index process; the final revision of the instrument is a web-based questionnaire known as the California School Nurse Sexuality Education Questionnaire (CSNSEQ). Descriptive and inferential statistics will provide data that will be useful to California school nurses, educators and policy makers in their evaluation of school nurses’ contributions towards the effectiveness and compliance in sexuality education. Results from this study will be critical in guiding school nurse practice in the areas of clinical practice, curriculum planning, and workforce development. Evidence-based practices that develop from this study will make a positive difference in health promotion, disease prevention, and academic achievement for school-aged and adolescent children.
Keywords:
Sex Education; Adolescent pregnancy
Repository Posting Date:
20-Feb-2012
Date of Publication:
20-Feb-2012
Other Identifiers:
4598
Sponsors:
Western Institute of Nursing

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.typeResearch Studyen_GB
dc.titleSCHOOL NURSES' KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE, INTENT TO TEACH SEXUALITY EDUCATIONen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/211518-
dc.description.abstractA critical need exists to provide adolescents with sexual health education as identified by statistics of adolescent pregnancy, STI, and other high-risk behaviors. There is limited evidence to confirm if California students are receiving the sexual and reproductive health education as required by law. Given the contribution of school nurses in providing sexuality education (SE), as in other health-related topics, it is important to understand, from the perspective of school nurses, their knowledge, attitudes, and intention to participate in the sexual health curriculum. To date, no studies of this kind have been conducted in the United States, and in particular in California, to measure the perspective of school nurses as educators of sexual health content. The purpose of this descriptive, correlational study is a) to describe California school nurses’ knowledge, attitudes, subjective norm, and select demographics and b) to associate these independent variables with intention to teach (dependent variable) (SE). The associations among these variables will be used to predict the current level of SE participation of California school nurses serving K-12th grade students in California public schools. An original questionnaire was developed in the UK, revised, and validated through a Content Validity Index process; the final revision of the instrument is a web-based questionnaire known as the California School Nurse Sexuality Education Questionnaire (CSNSEQ). Descriptive and inferential statistics will provide data that will be useful to California school nurses, educators and policy makers in their evaluation of school nurses’ contributions towards the effectiveness and compliance in sexuality education. Results from this study will be critical in guiding school nurse practice in the areas of clinical practice, curriculum planning, and workforce development. Evidence-based practices that develop from this study will make a positive difference in health promotion, disease prevention, and academic achievement for school-aged and adolescent children.en_GB
dc.subjectSex Educationen_GB
dc.subjectAdolescent pregnancyen_GB
dc.date.available2012-02-20T11:59:49Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-20T11:59:49Z-
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-20T11:59:49Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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