Factors Related to Sexual Risk Behaviors and Condom Uses Among Secondary School Students, Kanchanaburi Province

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Sakunrat Prasertpol


This survey research was aimed to study the factors related to sexual risk behaviors and
condom uses among secondary school students. The study samples comprised of 490 grade 7th to
grade 12th students who were studying at secondary schools of Meung District, Kanchanaburi
Province. Data were collected by a self-administered questionnaire and were analyzed using
descriptive statistics namely percent, mean, and standard deviation. The relationship between
factors and sexual risk behaviors and condom used was analyzed by Chi-square test and Pearson’s
Product Moment Correlation,
The results showed that the sample students were female than male (55.5 and 44.5 percent).
Their age were 12 to 18 year with the average of 15.29 year. Regarding sexual risk behaviors and
condom uses, it was found that 47.6 percent of the sample students had sexual risk behaviors at the
high level. They have had sexual experience with their boy or girl friends or with opposite sex of 6.3
percent. Among those who used to have sexual relationship, 38.7 percent did not use condom.
Factors that found to have significantly related to sexual risk behaviors and condom uses were age,
gender, students’ grade point average, attitudes toward sexual risk behaviors and condom uses,
communication about sex with their parents, peer pressure (p<0.05). The recommendations were that
planning of activities to prevent sexual risk behaviors for teenagers should bring students’ parents to
be involved and enhance them to get suitable information regarding sex in order to communicate
appropriately to the students. And a health education program should be emphasized on promoting
positive sex-related attitudes via peer group activities to elevate the prevention of sexual risk behaviors
and condom uses among teenagers.

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