The relationships between sexual knowledge or sexual attitudes and reproductive health promotion behavior of undergraduate students

대학생의 성지식 및 성태도와 생식건강 증진 행위 간의 관계

  • Received : 2017.09.07
  • Accepted : 2017.12.20
  • Published : 2017.12.28


The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between sexual knowledge or sexual attitudes and reproductive health promotion behaviors of undergraduate students, and to analyze the effects of sexual knowledge on reproductive health promotion behaviors. The research method was a descriptive research study. The subjects were 357 university students with 4 year university students. The research tools used structured questionnaires to measure sexual knowledge, sexual attitudes, and reproductive health promoting behaviors. As a result of the research, first, sexual knowledge of students showed a significant positive correlation with reproductive health promotion behaviors, and there was no relationship between sexual behavior and reproductive health promotion behaviors. Second, sexual knowledge of students had a significant effect on reproductive health promoting behaviors and explained 12.0%. In conclusion, it is suggested that the systematic and practical education program should be developed and applied through university curriculum in order to improve the practice of reproductive health promotion behavior of undergraduate students.


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