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j.health 2021, 11(5): 744-755 Back to browse issues page
The Effect of Education Based on the Locus of Control Theory on Knowledge and Behaviors of Puberty and Reproductive Health of the Junior High School Students in Farooj
Z Vatanparast , N Peyman , H Esmaeili , Y Jafari
Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran
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Background & objectives: Adolescence is one of the most important and the most sensitive periods in human life. One of the most fundamental changes to this period for a person is changes caused by beginning of puberty. Having enough knowledge about this process helps to get through this critical period easily and carefree, especially in girls. The purpose of this research was to determine the effect of education based on the locus of control theory on the puberty health of the junior high school girl students in Faruj in 1996.
Methods: This study was a quasi-experimental intervention study. 100 junior high school girl students participated in the study by random allocation in 2 experimental and control groups (50 people in each arm). The data gathering tool was a demographic and field information questionnaire on knowledge and students’ performance in puberty health and Walton locus of Control Questionnaire. Students completed the questionnaires before starting the curriculum. The intervention was performed in the experimental group during 5 sessions. Questionnaires were completed again for both groups immediately and 3 months after the intervention. Mean scores before, immediately and 3 months after the educational intervention were measured and compared in the two groups. Data were analyzed using SPSS-24 software and statistical tests. Significance level was considered 0.05.
Results: The mean score of puberty health of students before training was not significantly different in the experimental and control groups, while immediately after education the mean score of puberty health in the two groups was statistically significant (p=0.001). Also, the correlation between external locus of control and puberty health score was significant immediately after education (p=0.0001), while there was a significant correlation between internal locus of control after three months (p=0.002).
Conclusion: According to the findings of this study, it seems that the educational intervention had a positive effect on improving the puberty health of the subjects immediately after training, but due to the decrease in mean scores in the experimental group 3 months after the intervention, continuing education is an important point to consider; Therefore, it is worthwhile to teach puberty issues to improve the health behaviors of girls in this period.
Keywords: Education, Puberty, Locus of Control, Theory, Knowledge and Behavior
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2021/03/9 | Accepted: 2021/01/29 | Published: 2021/01/29
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Vatanparast Z, Peyman N, Esmaeili H, Jafari Y. The Effect of Education Based on the Locus of Control Theory on Knowledge and Behaviors of Puberty and Reproductive Health of the Junior High School Students in Farooj. j.health. 2021; 11 (5) :744-755
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