Sexual Healthcare Behaviors and Factors Affecting Sexual Healthcare Behaviors among the 5th and the 6th Grade Children in the Regional Health 2 Office

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Dujduean Khiaolueang
Sitana rijaiwong
Pataporn Saengkhiew
Seubtrakul Tantalanukul

Abstract

          The purposes of descriptive predictive research were to 1) examine sexual healthcare behaviors among school-Age children; grade 5 and 6, regional health 2. 2) the factors affecting to sexual healthcare behaviors among school-age children; grade 5 and 6, regional health 2. The sample consisted of 1,200 school-age children; grade 5 and 6 of the academic year 2020 by a simple random sampling using a lottery method. Research instruments were the questionnaire of Perception and Sexual Attitude, Family Communication on Sexual Issues, Perception of Friends’ Sexual Risk Behavior, Sexual Media Access and Sexual Healthcare Behaviors. The Cronbach’s alpha coefficient ranged from .87 - .95. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and multiple regression analysis.


          The result showed that 1) the level of sexual healthcare behaviors of among school-Age children; grade 5 and 6 was at a medium level. 2) the factors affecting to sexual healthcare behaviors among school-age children; grade 5 and 6 were the perception & sexual attitude and the family communication on sexual issues which influenced on the sexual healthcare behaviors with 13.70 percent (p < .001). The results of this research can serve as the basis for the health team personnels to educate the school-age children and the steak-holders about the perception & sexual attitude and the family communication on sexual issues which lead to promote appropriate sexual healthcare behaviors.

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