Factors related to sexually transmitted disease preventive behaviors among high school students of a school in lower northern region

Authors

  • Artittaya Wangwonsin Assistant Professor, Faculty of Public Health, Naresuan University
  • Jirawadee Kuntamung Student in the Bachelor of Public Health Program, Faculty of Public Health, Naresuan University
  • Namfon Yomjun Student in the Bachelor of Public Health Program, Faculty of Public Health, Naresuan University
  • Saksin Simsin Lecturer, Faculty of Public Health, Naresuan University
  • Supanee Boonyom Lecturer, Faculty of Public Health, Naresuan University

Keywords:

Students, Behaviors, Sexually transmitted disease

Abstract

This correlational research aimed to study sexually transmitted disease preventive behaviors and factors related to sexually transmitted disease preventive behaviors among high school students of a school in lower northern region. The sample size was 288 high school students which were collected using a multistage random sampling method. Questionnaires were used for data collection. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics including frequencies, percentages, means, and standard deviations. The correlation analysis was also conducted using Pearson product moment correlation coefficient, and Eta correlation coefficient.


The results showed that 78.5 percent of the samples had a moderate level of sexually transmitted disease preventive behaviors. Factors that were significantly positive relationships among sexually transmitted disease preventive behaviors including perceived self-efficacy (r = 0.520, p-value < 0.001), condom accessibility and sexually transmitted disease preventive information (r = 0.417, p value < 0.001), peer support (0.325, p-value < 0.001), teacher support (0.319, p-value < 0.001), family support (r = 0.303, p value < 0.001), and attitude toward sexually transmitted disease preventive behaviors (0.293, p-value < 0.001). These findings provide the information to healthcare personnel and school health teacher to develop a comprehensive intervention program for sexually transmitted disease preventive behavior for high school students. This program should include the activity that relevant to individuals, friends, teachers, and the environment that enabling information and condom access which leads to the development of correct sexually transmitted disease preventive behaviors.

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Published

2021-04-28

How to Cite

Wangwonsin, A. ., Kuntamung, J. ., Yomjun, N. ., Simsin, S. ., & Boonyom, S. . (2021). Factors related to sexually transmitted disease preventive behaviors among high school students of a school in lower northern region. Journal of Public Health Naresuan University, 3(1), 1–12. Retrieved from https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/JPHNU/article/view/248017