HIV prevention through drugs and sex education in junior high schools in Bandung West Java: the teachers' perspective.

Abstract

AIM to explore the teacher perspective on needs (in terms of knowledge, skills and curriculum content), attitudes, beliefs and self-efficacy related to teaching and implementation of a reproductive health (RH)/drug education (DE) program at their own junior high school. METHODS one hundred and thirty-three teachers participated in a survey, from February to April 2009, measuring: socio demographic, behavioral intention, perceived behavior control, content knowledge, school climate, reproductive health knowledge and school drug education. RESULTS all teachers had a high intention to teach RH and DE, especially the younger RH teachers had a high intention to teach about teenage pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections. DE teachers had a high intention facts/effects of drugs, first-time drug use dealing with peer pressure. Perceived beliefs of teachers, parents, school management and perceived self-efficacy were strong predictors for the intention of RH teaching and DE. CONCLUSION the high intention of the RH and DE teacher offers a great opportunity to build and implement a DE and RH curriculum in junior high school. Before a curriculum is developed and implemented there is a need to assess and strengthen the teacher's skills and effectiveness in teaching RH and DE.

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@article{Hinduan2009HIVPT, title={HIV prevention through drugs and sex education in junior high schools in Bandung West Java: the teachers' perspective.}, author={Zahrotur R. Hinduan and Eka Riyanti and Irma A Tasya and Mawar N Pohan and Elmira N Sumintardja and Sri R Astuti and Bambang A Jabar and Lucas W J Pinxten and Harm J. Hospers}, journal={Acta medica Indonesiana}, year={2009}, volume={41 Suppl 1}, pages={6-11} }