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ERIC Number: EJ837263
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-1554-6128
Florida Residents' Preferred Approach to Sexuality Education
Howard-Barr, Elissa M.; Moore, Michele Johnson
American Journal of Sexuality Education, v2 n3 p27-37 Sep 2007
Although there is widespread support for sexuality education, whether to use an abstinence-only or comprehensive approach is hotly debated. This study assessed Florida residents preferred approach to school-based sexuality education. The 641 respondents were selected by random digit dialing, using methods to ensure ethnic and geographic representation. Chi-Squares were used to assess relationships between seven socio-demographic variables and participants' preferred approach to sexuality education. The majority of respondents supported Abstinence-Plus, followed closely by Responsible Decision-making, with few supporting Abstinence-Only. Although in most cases respondents in the various age ranges, education levels, political parties, and political ideologies were most likely to choose Abstinence-Plus, there were some significant differences (p's less than 01). Support for sexuality education is widespread in Florida. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida