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|Title: ||Knowledge and Attitude Associated with Teaching Sex Education Amongst Secondary School Teachers in Mangu L.G.A. Implication for the Health of the Girl Child Plateau State, Nigeria|
|Authors: ||Kajang, Yakubu Gorah|
Jatau, Andrew Audu
Kolawole, A. A.
|Issue Date: ||Jul-2015|
|Publisher: ||International Journal of Current Research|
|Series/Report no.: ||Vol. 7;Iss. 7; Pp 18477-18482|
|Abstract: ||The study investigated knowledge and attitude associated with teaching sex education amongst secondary school teachers in Mangu LGA. Survey research design was employed for the study. The population for the study consisted all the secondary school teachers that teach subjects related to sex education. A total of 367 male and female secondary school teachers constituted the sample of the study. Simple random sampling technique wit replacement was employed to compose the sample of the study. The instrument used for data collection was questionnaire. Face validation of the instrument was obtained through the judgement of ﬁve experts from Federal College of Education, Pankshin. A reliability index of .73 was obtained. The ﬁndings of the study revealed that secondary school teachers possessed high level of knowledge of sex education. Secondary school teachers had positive attitude towards the teaching of sex education. Age had statistical signiﬁcant inﬂuence on knowledge of sex education among secondary school teachers in Mangu LGA. Gender had statistical signiﬁcant inﬂuence on teachers attitude towards the teaching of sex education in Mangu LGA. Based on the ﬁndings of the study, the paper therefore recommended among others that secondary school teachers Who play pivotal role in the teaching of sex education should be exposed to special trainings such as Workshops, seminars and conferences so as to enhance their skills and competence of teaching sex education, and secondary school teachers who teach sex education should be paid special allowances so they can develop and maintain positive attitude towards the teaching of sex education.|
|Appears in Collections:||Physical and Health Education|
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