Keywords:Sexual Health Literacy, Sexual Transmitted Disease, Ecological Model, High School boy
The purpose of this research was to investigate the association between sexual health literacy and its association factors among male high school Students. A multi-stage sampling technique was carried out so that we could select 373 male students in the secondary school, for the academic year 2021 that are under service area office42, in Nakhon Sawan Province. The data was collected via online questionnaires between July and September 2021. It was divided into three parts 1) personal information 2) association factor that included teacher’s roles, school policies, friend and family relationships and 3) sexual health literacy. The validity of content was reviewed by 5 experts, and the Index of Consistency (IOC) was 0.6-1 The reliability of the knowledge of sexually transmitted diseases and prevention methods using KR-20 was 0.81 while the reliability of association factors and the sexual health literacy using Cronbach's alpha coefficient ware 0.71 - 0.81 Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and Pearson's correlation coefficient to test the association between variables.
The results showed that the overall subjects' sexual health literacy was as a moderate level (3.22 S.D. = 0.29). The factors associated with sexual health literacy were teacher role factors. (r = .469, p < 0.05) school policy factors (r = .432, p < .001), friend factors (r = .224, p < .001), family relationship factors. (r = .214, p < .001), the knowledge of sexually transmitted diseases and prevention methods (r =.122, P < 0.05)
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