Effects of Health Education Program on Prevention of Sexual Risk Behaviors Among Female Vocational Students in Bangkok*

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Kurisara Paopan
Supreya Tansakul
Manirat Therawiwat
Nirat Imamee


This quasi-experimental research aimed to explore the effects of health education
program on prevention of sexual risk behaviors among female vocational students in
Bangkok. The samples were 100 female vocational first-year students, comprising 50
persons in the experimental group and 50 persons in the comparison group. The
experimental group had been provided with the health education program based on the
self-efficacy theory in combination with the promotion of life skills and participatory
learning. Six learning activities consisted of the lecture with PowerPoint presentation, video
presentation, group discussion, demonstration, game play, role play, modeling, verbal
persuasion, decision-making skills and refusal skills training, which had been held once a
week, totaling 6 times, for 90 minutes per time. The data were collected by using the
questionnaire. The data analysis was made by using the statistics of frequency distribution,
percentage, mean, paired samples t-test, and independent’s t-test.The results of the study
revealed that after the experiment, the experimental group had significantly higher mean
scores of knowledge, attitudes, perceived self-efficacy, outcome expectations, decisionmaking skills, refusal skills, and preventive sexual risk behavior than before the experiment
and the comparison group with a statistical significance.

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