2008 Scottish Undergraduate Conference
Conference Venue: University of Abertay, Dundee
From: 12 Mar 2008
To: 12 Mar 2008
Attitudes, beliefs and knowledge relating to sexual health. Susan Kelly
Glasgow Caledonian University
Objectives: The objective was to examine the attitudes, beliefs and knowledge relating to sexual health amongst young adults, aged 18 to 25 years. It was predicted that all three factors would be significantly and positively related to one another, and that females and older respondents would show more positive attitudes and beliefs, and would demonstrate greater knowledge.
Design: A cross-sectional survey design was adopted, using a self-report questionnaire.
Methods: The sample consisted of around 60 respondents (50% female), aged 18 to 25 years. A convenience sampling method was employed. The questionnaire included three scales, reflecting attitudes, beliefs and knowledge, each with three response options (‘agree’; ‘disagree’; ‘don’t know’).
Results: Depending upon the distributions of variables (knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and age), it is anticipated that the analysis will employ correlation, t-tests and/or multiple regression.
Conclusions: Deficits in knowledge relating to sexual health may draw attention to the need for further education in this area.
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