An investigation into the sources of sexual information amongst the pupils in standards 9 and 10 in a co-educational high school in Cape Town

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Heyns, I de V en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Kagan, Jeffrey en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-25T16:19:30Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-25T16:19:30Z
dc.date.issued 1989 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Kagan, J. 1989. An investigation into the sources of sexual information amongst the pupils in standards 9 and 10 in a co-educational high school in Cape Town. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/21874
dc.description Bibliography: pages 104-113. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract An investigation into the actual and preferred sources of sexual information among male and female adolescents in standards 9 and 10 at a private school was undertaken. A review and theoretical consideration of the sources of sexual information among pre-adolescents, adolescents and tertiary students in the Western world during the past seven decades is provided. The sample of 260 pupils completed a four-part questionnaire, which is based on questionnaires used by Davis and Harris (1982), Gebhard (1977), Kallen, Stephenson and Doughty (1983), Spanier (1977) and Thornburg (1970, 1972, 1975, 1981a, 1981b, 1985). Results are quantitative in nature, and are treated predominantly descriptively. Comparisons of the findings are made with regard to previous research of a similar nature. The investigation found that, as a source of information, books/magazines/ pamphlets is the most important one. The other relatively important sources, in order of importance, are mothers, same-sex peers, television/ movies and school programmes. The major source for the 126 males is books/magazines/pamphlets, and their other relatively important sources are same-sex peers, television/movies, mothers and school programmes. For the 134 females, mothers are the most important source, while books/ magazines/pamphlets, same-sex peers, school programmes and television/ movies are also regarded as relatively important by them. Furthermore, it was found that information pertaining to most behaviour-related sexual topics is acquired primarily by these pupils from same-sex peers, information regarding non-behaviour-related topics is acquired primarily from mothers, and books/magazines/pamphlets is the major source for so-called "controversial" sexual topics. The investigation also revealed that mothers are the most preferred source of information for the participants, with books/magazines/pamphlets, school programmes, fathers and same-sex peers being the other sources preferred to a relatively important degree by them. When the sources of males and females are viewed separately, mothers are found to be the most preferred source for both sexes. Furthermore, for 9 of the 12 sexual topics investigated, mothers are found to be the most preferred source, and same-sex peers are found to be the most preferred source for the other three topics. These findings are discussed and compared, implications and limitations of the study are considered, and suggestions for further research, as well as some conclusions, are made. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Sex instruction en_ZA
dc.subject.other Educational Psychology en_ZA
dc.title An investigation into the sources of sexual information amongst the pupils in standards 9 and 10 in a co-educational high school in Cape Town en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Centre for Educational Research en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname MEd en_ZA
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