The Effect of Puberty Education on Knowledge, Attitude and Function of Girl's Students

Document Type: Original Article

Authors

1 Department of Counseling, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Allameh Tabatabai University, Tehran, Iran.

2 Department of Psychology, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Allameh Tabatabai University, Tehran, Iran.

Abstract

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.

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