ERIC Number: ED098478
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of Information Imparted in a Sexual-Contraceptive Educational Program for Teenagers.
Reichelt, Paul A.; Werley, Harriet H.
Many of today's teenagers are sexually experienced but lack the knowledge they need to avoid the emotional and physical problems resulting from unwanted pregnancy and veneral disease. With this fact in mind, a study was conducted in collaboration with the Planned Parenthood League Inc., of Detroit in order to generate specific content-oriented data in the area of evaluating sex education programs for teenagers. A sex knowledge questionnaire was administered to a sample of female teenagers before they attended an educational rap session and again approximately 10 weeks later. The results indicate that the education session provided a good deal of information which was retained over time. Detailed results are presented which show whether the teens knew, did not know, or were misinformed about each item, and knowledge scale scores are presented for various subgroups of the sample. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (82nd, New Orleans, Louisiana, August 1974); Study conducted at Wayne State University Center for Health Research