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Title: EXPLORING TERTIARY STUDENTS' EXPECTATIONS OF SCHOOL-BASED SEXUAL HEALTH EDUCATION IN SINGAPORE USING A CULTURE-CENTRED FRAMEWORK
Authors: GOW KAIHUI SHEENA
Keywords: Sexual health, youth, school-based education, culture-centred framework, sex education
Issue Date: 13-Jul-2017
Citation: GOW KAIHUI SHEENA (2017-07-13). EXPLORING TERTIARY STUDENTS' EXPECTATIONS OF SCHOOL-BASED SEXUAL HEALTH EDUCATION IN SINGAPORE USING A CULTURE-CENTRED FRAMEWORK. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Objectives: To explore expectations of young Singapore students of their school-based sexual health education (SBSHE) and to understand the pull and push factors on young people’s expectations of their SBSHE. Methodology: Descriptive qualitative study design with thematic analysis using the culture-centred framework.Setting & Participant: Anonymous, one-on-one interviews using a semi-structured guide conducted with 12 tertiary students of varying educational and racial backgrounds, aged 17-21 years old. Results: The emic voice of young people yearned to have relevant, diligent and respectful teaching that consisted of well-balanced information. Participants also stressed the importance of Communication among stakeholders- parents, teachers, school, government bodies and themselves. Conclusion: Young people have their own beliefs which differs generationally and their culture is influenced by the changing social tides, government policies and globalisation. They want to be heard and be involved in their own health education and choices.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/138149
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