Attitude of Parents in the Metropolis of Lagos towards Inclusion of Sexuality Education in the School Curriculum

Oluyemi Adetunji Stephens

Abstract


The study investigated the attitude of parents in the metropolis of Lagos towards the inclusion of sexuality education in the school curriculum. The study employed the descriptive research design. The sample for the study consisted of one hundred and fifty(150) parents who were randomly selected from Lagos metropolis. Two hypotheses were formulated and tested at 0.05 level of significance. Data was obtained using a self designed questionnaire titled Attitude of Parents Towards inclusion of Sexuality Education in the School Curriculum Questionnaire (APTISESCQ). The instrument has a reliability co-efficient of r =0.75. The data obtained was analysed using the t -test for hypothesis one and a one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) for hypothesis two. Results showed that there is no significant difference in the attitude of parents towards inclusion of sexuality education in the school curriculum on the basis of gender and educational qualifications. Based on the findings, recommendations were made that there is the need to intensify efforts in educating parents on the importance of sexuality education and also that sexuality educators should be properly trained.

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