CAHSS Faculty Articles

Title

Long-Term Effects of a Church-Based Sex Education Program on Adolescent Communication

Department

Department of Family Therapy

Publication Date

4-1989

Publication Title

Family Relations

ISSN

0197-6664

Volume

38

Issue/No.

2

First Page

152

Last Page

156

Abstract

This study examines the effects of a church-based sex education program on sexual communication between adolescents and their parents and peers on such sexual topics as values, sexual attraction, and sexual identity. Sex education programs have recently focused on interpersonal aspects of sexuality, including communication, in an effort to provide thorough coverage of sexual issues as well as basic knowledge. In the current study, a pretest, posttest, follow-up design including a control group was used to assess changes in communication about sexual topics to father, mother, best friend, and dating partner. The advantages of church programs as well as directions for further development of such programs are discussed.

DOI

10.2307/583668

Peer Reviewed

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