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ERIC Number: ED129363
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jan-21
Reference Count: 0
Freshman College Students' Expressed Interests in a Human Sexuality Course and Twelve Related Topics; and Their Evaluation of Previous Instruction.
Weaver, Thomas L.
A study was conducted in the summer of 1975 to determine whether or not incoming freshmen at Central Florida Community College (CFCC) would be interested in a human sexuality course, and to assess this group's opinion of the human sexuality training it had received from parental, junior high school, and high school instruction. Questionnaires were distributed on a voluntary anonymous basis to 364 incoming CFCC freshmen. Of those approached, 344 (95%) volunteered to participate. This group comprised 40% of CFCC's 1975-76 first-time students. Data obtained were analyzed using the Chi-square test. Results of the study indicated that this group of students would be interested in a human sexuality course covering all aspects of human sexuality, excepting abortion, sterilization, and homosexuality. A subsample of persons over 20 years of age was drawn from the sample and their responses analyzed. Results were similar to those obtained for the total sample. The majority of respondents indicated that they felt their prior formal human sexuality education had been inadequate. It was recommended that CFCC offer a human sexuality course reflecting those areas in which students had expressed interest. Chi-square contingency tables are attached. (JDS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University