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Impact of intervention programme on knowledge among adolescent girls on sexuality education

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Extension Education and Communication and Research Centre, Smt. VHD Central Institute of Home Science (Autonomous), Seshadri Road, Bangalore-560 001, Karnataka, India
  • 2Department of Extension Education and Communication and Research Centre, Smt. VHD Central Institute of Home Science (Autonomous), Seshadri Road, Bangalore-560 001, Karnataka, India
  • 3Department of Statistics, University of Agricultural Sciences, GKVK, Bangalore-560 065, India

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 6, Issue (7), Pages 17-22, June,2 (2017)


Sex is a part of personality and sexuality education can help to develop a complete personality. The concept ofSexuality is a part of human life and human development. A good sexual health is significant across the life span and it is critical in adolescent health. When children grow up both physiological and psychological changes occurs in different stages of development of life. Imphal city of East and West district is selected as a study region. For intervention 5 schools from east region and 3 schools from west regions were selected randomly. The total sample for the study was 200 adolescent girls using simple random sampling. The questionnaire comprising of Socio-demographic information and Knowledge assessments consists of 84 statements with ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ response. After obtaining pre test information intervention program administered to adolescent girls with audio-visual aids and teaching strategies for 3 months duration. Further post test assessment was done. Majority of the study sample were in the age group of 15 years, studying in 8th Standard with one sibling, first ordinal position and 60-69% in academic performance. Majority were nuclear family, from urban area and income between Rs.20,001-30,000. Majority (49.0%) got menarche in the age group of 13-14 year, had regular menstrual cycle and had five days menstrual flow with problems as stomach ache and back ache. Finding indicate pretest mean knowledge found to be 48.8% as compared to post test knowledge (78.1%) with enhancement of knowledge as (29.3%) as revealing statistical significance (t =78.18*) indicating effectiveness of intervention programme on sexuality education. The result indicates that pre-test knowledge level found inadequate (54.0%) and adequate knowledge level (63.5%) in the post test establishing highly significant (&


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