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Submitted: 07 August 2019 Modified: 07 August 2019
HERDIN Record #: 108920-19080711482966

Knowledge and practice on social media and sexual behaviors among students of Benguet State University.

Nikki Dale L. Daza,
Cheyenne  S. Nabus,
Eldrick B. Pilando,
Hannah Lhynne O. Tayab,
Jude L. Tayaben

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INTRODUCTION:


The aim of this study is to describe the level of knowledge about sex education, extent of practice on social media, difference on the level of knowledge on the extent of practice on social media, and the relationship between the level of knowledge and extent of practice on social media about sex education among students of Benguet State University in La Trinidad, Benguet, Philippines.


METHODOLOGY:


A descriptive cross-sectional survey design was utilized. Random sampling for the 346 participants from different colleges of the university to whom the questionnaire was used after consenting. For the data analysis, Four-point Likert Scale, weighted mean, t-test, f-test and Pearson product moment correlation of coefficient was used.


RESULTS, ANALYSIS, AND DISCUSSION:


Result shows that students of Benguet State University are highly knowledgeable on social media and sometimes practice them, they are highly knowledgeable on sexual education, but seldom practice them. For sex and year level, there is no significant difference on the level of knowledge and extent of practice on social media and sexual behavior. For age, there is a significant difference on the extent of practice on social media and sexual behavior. As for program, there is a significant difference between the level of knowledge and extent of practice on social media and sexual behavior among students. Further, there is a significant relationship between use of social media and sexual behaviors among students.


CONCLUSION:


Based on findings, it is concluded that most students have extensive knowledge and practice in using social media platforms for sexual education. Whereas, gender, year level and program have relevance on the level of knowledge and extent of practice on social media about sex education, however, the level of knowledge is dependent on the extent of practice on social media about sexual education

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