Knowledge and Attitudes Toward Premarital Sex Behavior Students of SMAN “X” Jakarta


Teenager is a period of transition from childhood to adulthood. Natural changes in adolescents have an impact on adolescent problems are severe enough, one of which is premarital sex. Many teenagers have premarital sex without realizing the direct and indirect result of self and partner. SMAN “X” Jakarta, located in the center of the crowd and shopping centers Blok M, where there is a flow of information rapidly and socio-cultural changes are also relatively fast, with such conditions may occur behavior are varied, both positive and negative behaviors/deviant behaviors such as premarital sex. This study aims to describe the characteristics, knowledge, and attitudes toward premarital sexual behavior of students of SMAN “X” Jakarta. The cross-sectional
research involved 106 respondents take by simple random sampling. The results showed that the majority of respondents have knowledge about sexuality, particularly premarital sex, is good (61.3%), the most substantial proportion of the respondents’ attitudes were positive (55.7%), while the spread of sexual behavior is sexual behavior by weight (71.7%). From the results of the bivariate analysis, it known that there is a significant relationship between sex, knowledge, and attitudes to premarital sexual behavior. Based on the results, it is essential coaching (through counseling, training, and extracurricular activities) of adolescents about reproductive health issues, especially sexuality, to remind teenagers, in particular, has high school teenagers always to be vigilant and avoid deviant behaviors such as premarital sexual behavior.

Keywords: teenagers; knowledge; attitudes; premarital sex behavior

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