Effects of Sexuality Education Enriched Instructional Package on Students’ Understanding of Health Related Topics in Biology

Anthonia Ebere Ewenike, Loretta N. Nworgu


The study was designed to investigate the effect of sexuality education-enriched instructional package on students understanding of health-related topics in biology. The study employed a pre-test post-test quasi-experimental design. A sample of 199 SSII students, drawn through purposive sampling technique from two co-educational schools in Nsukka education zone was used for the study. The two schools were assigned to treatment and control groups respectively. Two intact classes in each school (one as experimental and the other as control group) were randomly selected. The ‘Biology Students Understanding of Health Topics’ (BSUHT), which had a reliability estimate 0.72 was used to collect the data.  The hypotheses were tested at p<0.05 using analysis of covariance (ANCOVA). The result of the analysis showed that the students exposed to sexuality education-enriched instructional package on health-related topics in biology achieved higher their counterparts exposed to the conventional method. Gender was a significant (p<0.05) factor in students’ understand of the health-related topics in biology in favour of females. However, there was no significant interaction between method and gender on the students’ understanding of the health-related topics in biology. Consequently, it was recommended that sexuality education should be integrated in instruction by biology teachers while teaching health related topics.

Keywords: sexuality education-enriched instructional package, sexuality education, health-related topics, teaching method, gender, biology, instructional package, students understanding, adolescents.

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