Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Sex education in Connecticut high schools: Teachers' reports of content and importance ratings according to the SIECUS Guidelines
by Wallace Obloj, Donna Lynn, Ed.D., University of Hartford, 2010, 306; 3398835
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this study was to examine Connecticut teachers’ reports of the sex education content taught to high school students as well as teachers’ reports of the degree of importance for Connecticut high school students to understand according to the SIECUS Guidelines. The data revealed that participants (N=125) reported teaching 72% of the sex education topics as defined by the SIECUS Guidelines. Despite public health statistics showing increasing teen sexual activity among Connecticut high school students (DPH, 2009), sexual behavior topics (sexuality throughout life; shared sexual behavior; sexual fantasy; sexual dysfunction; masturbation; and human sexual response) were reported by participants as the least frequently taught. Teachers’ reports of importance revealed that 97% of the sex education content statements as defined by the SIECUS Guidelines were extremely important or moderately important for Connecticut high school students to understand.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Case, Karen I.
Commitee: Slone, Eugenia, Williams, Mary Jane
School: University of Hartford
Department: Educational Leadership
School Location: United States -- Connecticut
Source: DAI-A 71/05, Dissertation Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Educational leadership, School administration, Health education
Keywords: Connecticut, High school, Secondary, Sex education, Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States, Teachers
Publication Number: 3398835
ISBN: 9781109727524
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