Document Type: Original Article
Department of Counseling, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Allameh Tabatabai University, Tehran, Iran.
Department of Psychology, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Allameh Tabatabai University, Tehran, Iran.
Introduction: The study was examined effect of puberty education on knowledge, attitude and function in girl's student in Jiroft.
Materials & Methods: this was a quasi experimental study and the target population was girl's student at grade 1 high school in jiroft city and 40 girls were selected and were educated in a 12 sessions. The content of the educational course including physical signs of puberty, physiologic change in menstrual period, nutrition, sleep and psychological changes. The subjects completed in pretest and posttest a researcher made questionnaire that measure knowledge, attitude and function. The data was analyzed using descriptive indexes, t- and F-tests. The significant level was considered in less than 0.05.
Results: The results showed that the average difference between pre-test and post-test knowledge, attitude and function in both experimental and control groups was significant (p<0.001). In the other words, the puberty education promoted the level of knowledge, attitude and function in the post test stage than pre-test (P<0.001).
Conclusion: Results maintained the importance of puberty education in improving knowledge, attitude and function of female students.