The effectiveness of web-based sex education programme for Hong Kong adolescents

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The effectiveness of web-based sex education programme for Hong Kong adolescents


Author: Tang, Lok-wan Nora
Title: The effectiveness of web-based sex education programme for Hong Kong adolescents
Degree: M.Sc.
Year: 2009
Subject: Hong Kong Polytechnic University -- Dissertations.
Web-based instruction -- China -- Hong Kong.
Sex instruction -- China -- Hong Kong.
Teenagers -- China -- Hong Kong -- Sexual behavior.
Department: School of Nursing
Pages: vii, 122 leaves : col. ill. ; 30 cm.
Language: English
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Abstract: Background: Nowadays, adolescents are regular internet users. The internet has rapidly expanded to address the demand for medical information or health-related topics. It is considered an optimal way to deliver sex education because of its anonymous nature. Aim: The aim of the study is to determine the effectiveness of web-based sex education programme for Hong Kong adolescents. Design: The study was quasi-experimental design. Mathtech Knowledge Test (MKT) and Mathtech Attitude and Value Scale (MAV) were used to measure sex knowledge and attitudes among Hong Kong secondary schools students respectively. The study group is the web-based group while the two control groups include the face-to-face and booklet groups Outcome measures: The scores of MKT and MAV were compared between the study and two control group subjects before, immediately after and six weeks after intervention. The satisfaction level was also compared between web-based and face-to-face group immediately after the intervention. Results: 158 subjects completed the study. Results revealed that web-based sex education has no significant effect on improving the sex knowledge of Hong Kong adolescents after the intervention (p=0.826), and the results dropped dramatically at six weeks after intervention (p<0.001). There was non-significant minimal positive change on attitude and value toward sex for those participated in the web-based programme (p=0.77). The changes could be sustained for six weeks after the intervention. Lastly, the students were more satisfied with face-to-face session rather than web-based programme (p=0.018). Conclusion: The results of this study provide insights for healthcare professional on further study on this topic. The blended mode of teaching on sex education with component of face-to-face and web-based teaching style could be considered in future. This mode of teaching may be more suitable for the learning characteristics of Hong Kong secondary school adolescents.

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