A Descriptive Study to Assess the Level of Knowledge Regarding Sexually Transmitted Infections Among Late Adolescence in Selected Higher Secondary School, Kot Bhalwal, Jammu
Keywords:Knowledge, Late Adolescent, Sexually Transmitted disease
Adolescent is the age of eagerness. Teenagers are naturally will be aware off their bodies and about the world. Teens are undergoing dramatic changes. In addition to the physical and physiological changes of puberty, they experience cognitive changes that allow them to think more abstractly. They become increasingly focused on friends. And as they seek greater independence, they often come into conflict with parents. Most adolescent cross with few problems, found identities and preparing for adulthood. Some, however, experience problems that lead to dropping out of school, drug use or crime . A Quantitative approach, Pre-experimental research design was adopted for this study. 100 samples selected by purposive sampling technique. Socio-demographic variables and self structured knowledge questionnaire was used to find out the knowledge regarding sexually transmitted infections among late adolescence. The response were analyze through descriptive measures (mean, median, mode, standard deviation, frequency and percentage) and inferential statistics. Discussion on the findings is arranged in the order of the objectives of the study. The present study states that out of 100 samples, 89 adolescence had inadequate knowledge, 10 adolescent had moderate knowledge and 1 adolescence had adequate knowledge regarding sexually transmitted infections. The result of present study concludes that source of information regarding sexually transmitted infections was not significant means had no impact on the level of knowledge regarding sexually transmitted infections. However, socio-demographic variables such as, age, gender, type of family, monthly income of family, religion, habitat, previous knowledge were found statistically non- significant.