ERIC Number: ED354658
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-May
A Comparative Study of Sex Knowledge among Hearing and Deaf College Freshmen.
Swartz, Daniel B.
This study was designed to determine whether there are disparities in sex knowledge between hearing college freshmen at the University of Maryland (N=75) and Loyola College in Baltimore (N=128) and deaf college freshmen at Gallaudet University (N=38). The Sex Knowledge Inventory was administered along with the Knowledge portion of the Sex Knowledge and Attitude Test. The Sex Knowledge Inventory measured knowledge of such topics as masturbation, homosexuality, reproduction, birth control, anatomy and physiology, sexual intercourse, and AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome). Analysis revealed that the Sex Knowledge Inventory is a valid instrument for assessing sex knowledge in both hearing and deaf populations. Data collected demonstrated that deaf college freshmen lag behind hearing college freshmen in nearly every aspect of sex knowledge examined. Appendixes describe subject recruitment and provide copies of instruments used and project approvals. (Contains approximately 130 references.) (JDD)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Master's Thesis, Loyola College in Baltimore.