UNIVERSITY STUDENTS' KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDES AND BEHAVIORS ON THE MATTER OF SEXUAL HEALTH

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/211711
Type:
Research Study
Title:
UNIVERSITY STUDENTS' KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDES AND BEHAVIORS ON THE MATTER OF SEXUAL HEALTH
Abstract:
In this research, the objective is to determine the level of knowledge, attitudes and behaviors of university students on the matter of sexual health. The research was descriptive and cross-sectional. The sample is comprised of the students of Istanbul University Bakirköy School of Health and Hasan Ali Yücel Faculty of Education (N=877). The survey form used for data collection included questions on socio-demographic features, knowledge, attitude and behavior of students on sexual health. In analyzing the data, averages and percentages are calculated and Chi-square tests are performed. The average age of the students in our study was 20.7±1.718 years and only 39.0% of them had sufficient knowledge on sexuality.  Analysis revealed that there were differences between men and women about their reported relationship with the opposite sex (p<0.001), premarital sexual intercourse (p<0.001), expectation of virginity from spouse (p<0.001) and sexual preference (p<0.001) were significant. We came to the conclusion that university students’ sexual knowledge is insufficient, their behaviors and attitudes are influenced by traditional approaches and understanding of sexuality differs between two genders.
Keywords:
College students; Attitudes toward health and illness; Sex attitudes
Repository Posting Date:
20-Feb-2012
Date of Publication:
20-Feb-2012
Other Identifiers:
4455
Sponsors:
Western Institute of Nursing

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.typeResearch Studyen_GB
dc.titleUNIVERSITY STUDENTS' KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDES AND BEHAVIORS ON THE MATTER OF SEXUAL HEALTHen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/211711-
dc.description.abstractIn this research, the objective is to determine the level of knowledge, attitudes and behaviors of university students on the matter of sexual health. The research was descriptive and cross-sectional. The sample is comprised of the students of Istanbul University Bakirköy School of Health and Hasan Ali Yücel Faculty of Education (N=877). The survey form used for data collection included questions on socio-demographic features, knowledge, attitude and behavior of students on sexual health. In analyzing the data, averages and percentages are calculated and Chi-square tests are performed. The average age of the students in our study was 20.7±1.718 years and only 39.0% of them had sufficient knowledge on sexuality.  Analysis revealed that there were differences between men and women about their reported relationship with the opposite sex (p<0.001), premarital sexual intercourse (p<0.001), expectation of virginity from spouse (p<0.001) and sexual preference (p<0.001) were significant. We came to the conclusion that university students’ sexual knowledge is insufficient, their behaviors and attitudes are influenced by traditional approaches and understanding of sexuality differs between two genders.en_GB
dc.subjectCollege studentsen_GB
dc.subjectAttitudes toward health and illnessen_GB
dc.subjectSex attitudesen_GB
dc.date.available2012-02-20T12:09:50Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-20T12:09:50Z-
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-20T12:09:50Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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