Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 6(5), pp. 844 - 847
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2018.060505
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Peer-to-Peer Education of College Females on Sexual Health


Skelly, C. *, Hall, C. , Risher, C. , Brown, B.
Florida Southern College, Lakeland, 33809, Florida, United States

ABSTRACT

Objective: This study examined the sexual health knowledge of female undergraduate college students before and following a peer to peer, sexual health education intervention. Participants: Sixty-nine students participated in the study. Methods: Undergraduate female students from a central Florida private college completed paper-pencil questionnaires before and after a series of four peer-to-peer sexual health poster sessions. Results: Findings showed female undergraduate students had sexual health knowledge deficits prior to the intervention. Also, participant knowledge significantly increased pre- to post-test (p < 0.001). Conclusions: These results bring to light the continued sexual health knowledge deficits of undergraduate college students. Furthermore, the benefits of a peer-to-peer education programs on college campuses have the potential to increase undergraduate student's sexual health knowledge. Such programs may help students develop and maintain positive sexual health, including sexual self-efficacy, positive body image, and mutually respectful relationship development.

KEYWORDS
Sexual Health Knowledge, Peer to Peer Education, Sexual Health Education

Cite this paper
Skelly, C. , Hall, C. , Risher, C. , Brown, B. . "Peer-to-Peer Education of College Females on Sexual Health." Universal Journal of Educational Research 6.5 (2018) 844 - 847. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2018.060505.