Knowledge, Attitude and Teaching Sexuality among Teachers at on Occupational School

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Somsak Suthutvoravut
Tanyalak Kawicha


Background: Adolescent pregnancy is an important public health issue. It affects not only a maternal and child health but also socioeconomic status of the country. One measure to prevent adolescent pregnancy is teaching sexuality in school which depends curriculum and teachers.

Objective: To study knowledge, attitude and teaching sexuality among teachers at an occupational School. 131 male and female teachers at an occupational. During 1 May - 31 August 2012.

Methods: This crossectional study recruited the data were collected by self-administered questionnaires regarsing knowledge attitued and teaching sexuality. Chi-square test and t-test were used to test association between these variables with the significant level at P < 0.05.

Results: Most of the teachers were male (57.3%), older than 40 years old (55.0%), married (71.0%) had bachelor degree (74.0%), and had teaching experience for more than 10 years (53.4%). Most of the teachers had good knowledge about sexuality (55.0%) hith level of attitude towards sexuality (37.4%) ,but moderate level of teaching sexuality (42.7%). Age, job experience and attitude towards sexuality were significantly associated with teaching sexuality (P < 0.05).

Conclusion: Although teachers in an occupational school had good knowledge and attitude towards sexuality, they moderatel taught about sexuality. Teachers in occupational school still have a limited role in disseminating good knowledge and good attitude towards sexuality among to the students because of some inappropriate attitude towards sexuality of the teacher.

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Suthutvoravut, S., & Kawicha, T. (2015). Knowledge, Attitude and Teaching Sexuality among Teachers at on Occupational School. Ramathibodi Medical Journal, 38(3), 209–217. Retrieved from
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