Title

Level of awareness of late adolescents regarding sexually transmitted infections

Date of Completion

2013

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Keywords

Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Adolescents

Abstract

This study utilized the non-experimental descriptive type of research. The study was composed of 150 late adolescents studying in De La Salle University Dasmarinas who were currently enrolled at the second year to fourth year College of Hotel and Restaurant Management course, regardless of their gender, monthly income, religion, source of information and type of family. Convenience sampling was used to identify the respondents. The questionnaire was adapted and modified from the research study of Lat, et al. (2008), entitled “Level of Awareness of Females Working in Entertainment Centers regarding Sexually Transmitted Disease.” Data was analysed using frequency distribution, mean, percentage, t-test, and f-test. The study concluded that (1) the majority of the selected late adolescents were female, with a monthly family income of 30,001 and above, Catholic, from a nuclear type of family and have gained information about sexually transmitted infections from the media; (2) the late adolescents had an overall awareness of moderate extent regarding sexually transmitted infections; (3) there were no significant differences on the level of awareness of late adolescents regarding sexually transmitted infections when grouped according to monthly family income, religion, source of information and type of family. However, there was a significant difference on the level of awareness of late adolescents regarding sexually transmitted infections when grouped according to gender.

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