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ERIC Number: EJ928227
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-1554-6128
Public Opinion toward Sexuality Education: Findings among One South Florida County
Howard-Barr, Elissa; Moore, Michele Johnson; Weiss, Josie A.; Jobli, Edessa
American Journal of Sexuality Education, v6 n2 p176-191 2011
As part of a community plan to implement abstinence-based sexuality education, this study assessed opinions toward sexuality education among residents. Respondents (N = 1,090) were selected by random digit dialing. The survey, adopted from previous national studies, assessed attitudes towards sexuality education. Chi-square tests of significance were used to determine relationships between demographic variables and participants' attitudes. Results demonstrated overwhelming support and were successfully used as part of a larger initiative to replace an abstinence-only curriculum with an abstinence-based one. This study details those findings and demonstrates the benefit of using local data to bring about community change. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida