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Parents’ Attitudes Towards Inclusion of Sexuality Education in Malaysian Schools


Pute R. Makol-Abdul


International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM)

Abu Sadat Nurullah


University of Alberta - Department of Sociology

Syed S. Imam


International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM)

Saodah A. Rahman


International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM)

February 22, 2010

International Journal about Parents in Education, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 42–56, 2009

Abstract:     
The present study examined the attitudes of Malaysian rural parents regarding sexual health education in elementary schools. Using a comprehensive list of sex education topics, parents were asked to examine which topics they believed should be taught at schools. In addition, the study also assessed the relationship between parents’ demographic characteristics such as age, gender, education, and occupation and their approval of sexual health education. The respondents of the study included parents (n=211) of children registered in four selected schools in Kedah, Malaysia. The majority of them (73%) supported the inclusion of various sexual health topics in school curriculum provided the contents were in line with religious teachings. The study has generated important empirical findings regarding local community’s response to school-based sexuality education. This information is needed in facilitating the development of sexual health policy at various institutional levels, and in the effective implementation of sexual health curriculum in Malaysian schools.

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Keywords: sexual health education, parental attitudes, school curriculum

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Date posted: February 23, 2010  

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Makol-Abdul, Pute R. and Nurullah, Abu Sadat and Imam, Syed S. and Rahman, Saodah A., Parents’ Attitudes Towards Inclusion of Sexuality Education in Malaysian Schools (February 22, 2010). International Journal about Parents in Education, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 42–56, 2009. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1557319

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Pute R. Makol-Abdul
International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM)
P.O. Box 10
Jalan Sg Pusu
Kuala Lumpur, NJ selangor 50728
Malaysia
Abu Sadat Nurullah (Contact Author)
University of Alberta - Department of Sociology ( email )
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2R6
Canada
Syed S. Imam
International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM)
P.O. Box 10
Jalan Sg Pusu
Kuala Lumpur, NJ selangor 50728
Malaysia
Saodah A. Rahman
International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM)
P.O. Box 10
Jalan Sg Pusu
Kuala Lumpur, NJ selangor 50728
Malaysia
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