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Sociological Perspective of Adolescent’s Sexual Behaviour


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The purpose of the present investigation was to analyse the extent of awareness among the adolescents about the physical changes occur during the puberty, assessment of their sexual behaviour and to analyse the level of awareness about sex organ and reproduction among adolescents. The study also intended to assess the level of awareness about sex education. The universe for the present study is students of staying in Backward Class Hostel, Tiruchirappalli District. The total population of the study on record shows 148 students, out of which the researcher had drawn a sample of 100 respondents. They were selected through simple random sampling technique by adopting lottery method. The data on the subject were collected with the help of structured interview schedule prepared by the researchers, which clearly revealed that majority of the respondents were emotionally turbulent and the most of them were not aware about genetic changes occurred during the adolescence. The study also found that most of the respondents were not aware about physical growth during their adolescence period. More than half of the respondents (68.8 percent) had knowledge about location of penis, sex organ in the human body. One third of the respondents practiced heterosexual behaviour and homosexual behaviour. This study highlights few suggestions which include appointment of social workers in schools and colleges educational curricula, to cater to information related to sexuality with scientific base and counseling to the younger generation.

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Adolescents, Physical Growth, Sexual Behaviour, Adolescents Sexuality and Sex Education
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K. Parthasarathy
Jamal Mohamed College (Autonomous), Tiruchirappalli. Tamilnadu, India

Abstract


The purpose of the present investigation was to analyse the extent of awareness among the adolescents about the physical changes occur during the puberty, assessment of their sexual behaviour and to analyse the level of awareness about sex organ and reproduction among adolescents. The study also intended to assess the level of awareness about sex education. The universe for the present study is students of staying in Backward Class Hostel, Tiruchirappalli District. The total population of the study on record shows 148 students, out of which the researcher had drawn a sample of 100 respondents. They were selected through simple random sampling technique by adopting lottery method. The data on the subject were collected with the help of structured interview schedule prepared by the researchers, which clearly revealed that majority of the respondents were emotionally turbulent and the most of them were not aware about genetic changes occurred during the adolescence. The study also found that most of the respondents were not aware about physical growth during their adolescence period. More than half of the respondents (68.8 percent) had knowledge about location of penis, sex organ in the human body. One third of the respondents practiced heterosexual behaviour and homosexual behaviour. This study highlights few suggestions which include appointment of social workers in schools and colleges educational curricula, to cater to information related to sexuality with scientific base and counseling to the younger generation.

Keywords


Adolescents, Physical Growth, Sexual Behaviour, Adolescents Sexuality and Sex Education

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