Parental Attitudes Toward Human Sexuality Education in the Home and in the School

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To examine parental attitudes toward sexuality education in the home and school, sealed packets were distributed to fifth and seventh graders (N = 609) for each to deliver home to a parent. Parents were asked to express level of agreement with a series of attitude statements and to indicate the content and timing considered appropriate for sexuality instruction in the home and school. Analysis of 246 returned surveys (40% response rate) indicated that most parents trust the school to address human sexuality, though a sizeable minority of parents hold very conservative attitudes toward sexuality instruction in this setting. Results suggested ... continued below

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Meeuwsen, Kimberly J. M. December 1989.

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To examine parental attitudes toward sexuality education in the home and school, sealed packets were distributed to fifth and seventh graders (N = 609) for each to deliver home to a parent. Parents were asked to express level of agreement with a series of attitude statements and to indicate the content and timing considered appropriate for sexuality instruction in the home and school. Analysis of 246 returned surveys (40% response rate) indicated that most parents trust the school to address human sexuality, though a sizeable minority of parents hold very conservative attitudes toward sexuality instruction in this setting. Results suggested that the majority of parents view school-based instruction as supplemental to instruction in the home.

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Meeuwsen, Kimberly J. M. Parental Attitudes Toward Human Sexuality Education in the Home and in the School, thesis, December 1989; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc500362/: accessed November 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .