ERIC Number: EJ1172477
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
A Sex Education Programme for Mothers in Iran: Does Preschool Children's Sex Education Influence Mothers' Knowledge and Attitudes?
Martin, Jeno; Riazi, Hedyeh; Firoozi, Armin; Nasiri, Maliheh
Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, v18 n2 p219-230 2018
Mothers have an important role to play in teaching their children about sexual issues and shaping children's sexual knowledge, attitudes and behaviours. In many cases, however, mothers themselves need help and support. This study was conducted to examine the effects of a sex education programme on the knowledge and attitudes of the mothers of pre-school children. Eighty mothers of pre-school children were randomly divided into an experimental and a control group. The experimental group received an education and training programme delivered over two 2-h sessions. The control group received no such intervention. Researcher-constructed knowledge and attitude questionnaires were completed by both groups before and one month after the intervention. Findings showed no significant differences between the two groups in terms of knowledge and attitudes before the training. After the education and training intervention, however, there was a significant increase in the mean score for both knowledge and attitudes in the experimental group compared to the control group. Study findings suggest that the sex education programme for the mothers of pre-school children can improve their knowledge and attitudes.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sex Education, Mothers, Parent Role, Knowledge Level, Health Behavior, Parent Education, Preschool Children, Childhood Attitudes, Randomized Controlled Trials, Comparative Analysis, Intervention, Questionnaires, Attitude Measures, Likert Scales, Parent Background, Fathers, Educational Attainment, Age Differences, Occupations, Socioeconomic Status, Gender Differences, Family Structure, Statistical Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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Identifiers - Location: Iran (Tehran)
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