Attitude of Parents and Teachers Towards the Teaching of Sex Education in Secondary Schools in Ilorin Metropolis

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ABSTRACT

         This study investigated the attitude of parents and teachers towards the teaching of sex education in secondary schools in Ilorin metropolis. The independent variables were gender, age place of residence, education status, family type and religion.

         Two hundred respondents (eighty responded among the parents in their places of work while one hundred and twenty respondents among the teachers in the various schools respectively) were randomly selected through  attitude of parents and teachers toward sex education questionnaire (APTTSEQ). Data collected were analysed using frequency count, percentage and t-test.

         The research works revealed that students have high knowledge of sex education. On the comparison, there were no significant differences in the attitudes of teachers and parents toward the teaching of sex education on the basis of sex, age group, education status, family type and religion. However significant difference observed on the basis of location.

         It was recommended that emphasis should be placed on creating awareness on sex education stemming the flood of teenage pregnancy, sexually transmitted disease and HIV/AIDS. This requires joint effort of parents, teachers, curriculum planners and even the government. 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

CONTENTS                                                        PAGE

TITLE PAGE                                                                   i

CERTIFICATION                                                            ii

DEDICATION                                                                 iii

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS                                                 iv

ABSTRACT                                                                     vi

TABLE OF CONTENTS                                           vi

LIST OF TABLES                                                            ix

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION

Background to the Study                                                1

Statement of the Problem                                               5

Purpose of the Study                                                      8

Research Questions                                                        9

Research Hypotheses                                                     10

Significance of the Study                                                11

Delimitation of the Study                                                13

Definition of Terms (Operational Definition)                    14

CHAPTER TWO: REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE

Consequence of Sexual Activities among Adolescents      17

History of Sex Education                                                32

Concept and Attitude of Sex Education                           35

Attitude towards Sex Education                                     39

Attitude of Parents towards Sex Education                     39

Attitude of Teachers towards Sex Education                   42

Need for Sex Education                                                  44

Appraisal of the Reviewed Literature                               52

CHAPTER THREE: RESEARCH METHOD

Research Design                                                             54

Population                                                                     55

Sample and Sampling Technique                                    55

Research Instrument                                                      57

Validity of the Instrument                                               58

Reliability of the Instrument                                           58

Administration of the Instrument                                    59

Method of Data Analysis                                                 60

CHAPTER FOUR: RESULTS AND DISCUSSION

Presentation of Results                                                   61

Hypotheses Testing                                                        65

Discussion of the Findings                                             70

CHAPTER FIVE: SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND

   RECOMMENDATIONS

Summary                                                                      73

Conclusion                                                                     75

Implications of the Study                                                77

Recommendations                                                         78

Limitations to the Study                                                 80

Suggestion for Further Studies                                       80

REFERENCES                                                                81

APPENDIX                                                                     84

 

 

 

 

 

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APA

Frontiers, E. & Biliqis, B (2021). Attitude of Parents and Teachers Towards the Teaching of Sex Education in Secondary Schools in Ilorin Metropolis. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/attitude-of-parents-and-teachers-towards-the-teaching-of-sex-education-in-secondary-schools-in-ilorin-metropolis

MLA 8th

Frontiers, Edu, and BARAJE Biliqis "Attitude of Parents and Teachers Towards the Teaching of Sex Education in Secondary Schools in Ilorin Metropolis" Afribary. Afribary, 25 Dec. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/attitude-of-parents-and-teachers-towards-the-teaching-of-sex-education-in-secondary-schools-in-ilorin-metropolis. Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

MLA7

Frontiers, Edu, and BARAJE Biliqis . "Attitude of Parents and Teachers Towards the Teaching of Sex Education in Secondary Schools in Ilorin Metropolis". Afribary, Afribary, 25 Dec. 2021. Web. 24 Jan. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/attitude-of-parents-and-teachers-towards-the-teaching-of-sex-education-in-secondary-schools-in-ilorin-metropolis >.

Chicago

Frontiers, Edu and Biliqis, BARAJE . "Attitude of Parents and Teachers Towards the Teaching of Sex Education in Secondary Schools in Ilorin Metropolis" Afribary (2021). Accessed January 24, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/attitude-of-parents-and-teachers-towards-the-teaching-of-sex-education-in-secondary-schools-in-ilorin-metropolis