ERIC Number: ED230525
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr-9
Reference Count: 0
Sex Education Program Outcomes: Student and Alumni Perceptions.
Klein, Daniel; And Others
A study investigated the impact of sex education on current high school students and high school alumni. Studied were the views of current students and alumni, about the achievement of 33 program outcomes, at two high schools (one in the East and the other in the Midwest) identified as having exemplary sex education programs. The Sex Education Program Outcome Inventory examined participant changes in: knowledge, understanding of self, values, interaction skills, fear of sex-related activities, and self esteem. High school students were surveyed in school, and alumni were surveyed by mail. Students and alumni reported knowledge, attitude, and interpersonal gains as a result of their school's sex education program. However, alumni responses at one school, to three outcomes concerned with changes in values and interactions skills, may warrant additional inquiry. It appears that sex education program impact may decrease with time. Further studies might isolate and address involved factors in decreased impact over time. A bibliography and four tables are included. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the National Convention of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (Minneapolis, MN, April 9, 1983).