Adolescents’ Knowledge and Attitude Before and After Exposure to Media of Youth Sexual Behavior in Indonesia

Authors

  • Setyafanny Santoso1 , Pulung Siswantara1

Keywords:

Knowledge, Attitude, Video, Leaflet.

Abstract

The increasing number of cases regarding adolescent free sex is due to a lack understanding of reproductive

health. Someone’s knowledge about reproductive health is believed to be closely related to what action they

take. In the context of adolescence, their knowledge of reproductive health undoubtedly influences their

attitude toward premarital sex. Most of premarital sex cases occur because they are lacking of knowlegde

about its impact. This quasi-experiment was consucted on a senior high school in Indonesia. Subjects were

144 nine grade students, selected using purposive random sampling from a total population of 229 students.

For each control and experiment groups, 72 students each were selected. The experiment group participated

in the treatment of the study. Data was analyzed using paired t-test to find the differences of control and

experiment groups’ knowledge and attitude. Both groups showed an increase of knowledge. However, the

increase in experiment groups were more than one of the control group. There were only 10 students (14%)

of experiment groups reached the category of having good understanding on the pre test and the number

increased on the post to 39 students (54%).

Author Biography

Setyafanny Santoso1 , Pulung Siswantara1

1 Department of Health Promotion and Behavioral Science, Faculty of Public Health, Airlangga University, 60115

Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia;

Published

2020-07-30

How to Cite

Setyafanny Santoso1 , Pulung Siswantara1. (2020). Adolescents’ Knowledge and Attitude Before and After Exposure to Media of Youth Sexual Behavior in Indonesia. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 14(3), 2338-2342. Retrieved from http://medicopublication.com/index.php/ijfmt/article/view/10784