ISSN: 2278-1218

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KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE, AND SEXUAL PRACTICE AMONG COLLEGE STUDENTS IN A UNIVERSITY

Background and Objectives: Young adults often express their feelings and desire through sexual activity. In recent studies, the Philippines has the largest population of young adults in 2020, with the highest incidence of sexual activity in the National Capital Region (HIV/AIDS Arts Registry of the Philippines, 2021). This study investigated the knowledge, attitude, and sexual practices among college students in a university.

Methods and Findings: A descriptive correlational research design was employed in the study. The instrument utilized was adapted from the National Sexual Health Survey from Maalta Europe, a two-part self-administered questionnaire and was pilot tested (Cronbach alpha of 0.632). Results revealed that the participants have a high knowledge on sexual practice (mean: 26.54) and a good attitude on sexual practice (mean: 16.82). Participants who had none or 1 sexual partner have different attitudes (Frequency-35) on sexual practice which may be due to limited sexual partner and sexual experience.

Conclusion: This study shows that participants have a good knowledge and attitude towards sexual practice. In addition, a positive or negative attitude on sexual practice may also affect their approach in their engagement in their sexual practices.

Keywords: Knowledge on Sexual Practice, Attitude on Sexual Practice, Sexual Practices, Sexual Health.