THE EFFECT OF PEER GROUP TUTORING INTERFERENCE TO ATTITUDES AND BEHAVIOR OF REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH AMONG ADOLESCENTS IN KERTAJAYA VILLAGE

Erna Irawan

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Background: A phase of transition from the children to adults is adolescence whom is marked by changed in the physical, psychological condition, and emotional.   It has the opportunities for better health and imminent patterns of adult health are established. Attitudes and behavior of reproductive health are important for circumvent free sex and reduction the amount of sexual diffused disease. Objectives: The purpose of study was to determine the effect of Peer Group Tutoring Interference to attitudes and behavior of Reproductive Health among Adolescents. Methods:  This report used quasi-experimental with pretest and posttest design. The samples are chosen from adolescents in that village using purposive sampling. There have 43 adolescents and two adolescents have been trained to afford edification to their peers. There are two sessions of this Interference. First session involved of health education and discussion. The other session is conversing about their problems and elucidations for those problems. The instrument for quantifying Attitudes and behavior is valid and reliable. The descriptive and inferential explores are using analyze the data. Results: The records presents that the respondents are girls (57%) and boys (43%). The respondents have average of age 12 years (SD=1.63). In the pretest, the majority of the respondents do not support attitudes and moderate behavior about reproductive health. Afterward, in the posttest, the attitudes of respondents have increasing (p<0,05, Asymp. Sig.=0,001) and  the behavior of respondents have increased (p<0,05, Asymp. Sig.=0,001). Conclusions: Peer groups facilitated the adolescents to increase their attitude and behavior by providing education and conversation about reproductive health. This peer group tutoring interference may be used widely to increase the adolescents’ attitude and behavior. The peers need to be included for adolescents’ interference.

 


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Adolescents, attitude, behavior, Peer Group Tutoring Interference, reproductive health

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