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ERIC Number: ED166296
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Apr-1
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Sexual Attitudes and Knowldge Among Black Inner-City Elementary School Students in Philadelphia: A Pilot Study.
Farrell, Walter C., Jr.; And Others
Teenage and/or adolescent pregnancy is on the increase in most American cities and age of first pregnancy within this group is declining rapidly. In this study, sexual attitudes and knowledge among black inner-city elementary school students is documented. The effectiveness of a six week sex education class designed to provide these students with basic knowledge of human sexuality is evaluated by means of a modified Schiller Sex Inventory which was administered to fifth and sixth graders before and after the course. Data indicate that there was a significantly greater number of correct responses after students had completed the course. Participant involvement in the evaluative process led researchers to conclude that after the completion of the program in sex education students: (1) developed healthier and more positive sexual attitudes; (2) had a greater knowledge of sex organs, core gender and their own sexual identity; (3) displayed willingness to approach parents about questions related to sex; and (4) increased their knowledge of birth control information and contraceptive practices. (Author/WI)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)