The purposes of this study were to explore the relationships between the sources of sexual knowledge, sexual knowledge, and sexual attitude of high school students in Taiwan. Stratified random sampling method was used to select research objects on the basis of number of schools in each county (or city). A total of 996 effective questionnaires were collected from 29 high schools. The effective response rate was 92.3%. Descriptive statistics, t- test, Mann-Whitney U test were used to analyze the collected data. The major sources of sexual knowledge of high school students in Taiwan are their peer and their teachers. Although there were many sources of sexual knowledge, high school students in Taiwan had poor sexual knowledge. Only about 50% to 60% of high school students could correctly answer the questions. They will usually ask their friends or search on internet to look for answers themselves instead of asking parents or their school teachers. Teenagers ever exposed to pornographic media, are more sexual libertarian in premarital sex. In general, the sexual attitude of high school students in Taiwan are conservative to middle orientation. Only 5.7% of high school students had sexual experiences. We need to promote sex education in high school continuously. Internet is a good tool to elevate students' knowledge of contraception and sexual transmitted diseases. Proper communications about sex education between teachers and students, as well as between teenagers and parents can effectively delay teenagers' sexual behavior, avoid pregnancy, reduce abortions, and decrease sexual transmitted diseases.
|Original language||Traditional Chinese|
|Number of pages||17|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
- high school students
- sexual knowledge
- sexual attitude