Table 3

School-based sex education, students’ attitudes toward abstinence, and intentions for safer sex
Attitudes toward abstinence a Intentions for safer sex b
Beta SE p-value Beta SE p-value
School
 School 1 (reference)
 School 2 0.04 0.94 0.407 0.02 0.39 0.696
 School 3 −0.15 1.01 0.001 −0.02 0.42 0.712
 School 4 0.02 0.88 0.650 0.06 0.37 0.248
 School 5 0.02 1.14 0.734 0.04 0.48 0.399
 School 6 0.02 0.95 0.750 0.08 0.40 0.101
Age −0.03 0.24 0.453 −0.01 0.10 0.811
Gender
 Male (reference)
 Female 0.30 0.58 <0.001 0.20 0.24 <0.001
Grade
 9
 10 −0.07 0.62 0.129 0.03 0.26 0.471
Living arrangements
 Both parents (reference)
 Single parent −0.04 0.98 0.318 0.01 0.41 0.854
 Other −0.01 0.77 0.791 −0.02 0.32 0.673
Father’s education
 Illiterate (reference)
 ≤Lower secondary level 0.06 0.95 0.375 0.08 0.40 0.244
 ≥Secondary level −0.01 1.08 0.908 0.02 0.45 0.786
Mother’s education
 Illiterate (reference)
 ≤Lower secondary level 0.03 0.66 0.574 0.06 0.27 0.218
 ≥Secondary level 0.00 1.11 0.934 0.03 0.46 0.495
Information on sexual heath and HIV 0.11 0.03 0.018 0.17 0.01 <0.001
Support and involvement of teachers and parents 0.16 0.06 0.001 0.15 0.03 0.002
Teaching aids for sexual health education −0.01 0.09 0.752 −0.08 0.04 0.077
Time allocated for sexual health education 0.00 0.30 0.942 −0.01 0.13 0.746
Other sources of information 0.03 0.08 0.423 0.03 0.04 0.343

a = (mean = 43.18, SD = 7.12) for attitudes toward abstinence scale.

b = (mean = 21.82, SD = 2.92) for intentions for safer sex scale.

Shrestha et al.

Shrestha et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:244   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-244

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