Life Skill Improvement and the Prevention of Adolescent Risky Sexual Behaviors


  • ภาสิต ศิริเทศ Public Health Program, Faculty of Nursing, Phetchaburi Rajabhat University


life skills, adolescent risky sexual behaviors


Adolescence is the age of physical, mental, and sexual changes. Teenagers are always curious and interested in the opposite gender. However, they still have misunderstanding about sex. Nowadays, we can reduce risky sexual behaviors among teenagers by learning many studies on life skills improvement to protect risky sexual behaviors, the teenager’s growth, factors that affect impropriate sexual behaviors, as well as the elements of life skills. Teenagers can have appropriate sexual behaviors by learning some elements of life skills. In fact, they can also apply it with many theories of behavioral sciences. They will learn those theories through the process of life skills improvement which is a cooperative learning with the student-centered learning activities. With these theories and learning process, teenagers can learn so that they can have the skills to protect themselves against risky sexual behaviors after all activities are completed. Therefore, life skills improvement in teenagers is so important that we should seriously study on the elements of the life skills and the process of the life skills improvement. The empirical evidences from the studies are very helpful for the educational personnel or other related organizations to use them as the guideline to design the activities that can improve the teenagers to have appropriate sexual expressions that can protect themselves against those situations that may cause them to have inappropriate sex. Finally, it is also the way to reduce many other problems and negative effects toward themselves, their families, and their society


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ศิริเทศ ภ. Life Skill Improvement and the Prevention of Adolescent Risky Sexual Behaviors. J Royal Thai Army Nurses [Internet]. 2018 Aug. 30 [cited 2022 Dec. 7];19:10-5. Available from: