Impact of educati
Impact of educational Program about menarche on improving student's self- concept at Assiut governorate.
Salwa A.Marzouk 1, Hamida Alam El- dien2 Reda Abd Elaal Thabet3 and Abd Allah M. El Zaher4
1 Pediatric Nursing, 2 Obstetrics and Gynecology Nursing,3 Psychiatric Nursing, Assiut Faculty of Nursing,4Educational Psychology, Assiut Faculty of Education.
Abstract: The menarche is both an obvious and unique marker of sexual maturity and biological change. Researchers have suggested that the menarche has varying effects on the development of the self. The aim of this study is to improve students' self-concept through assessing female students’ knowledge, and practice about menarche and self-concept and designing and implementing an educational program to improve students’ knowledge and practice about menarche. This quasi-experimental study design was carried out at four preparatory and secondary schools (two schools were urban and the others were rural) in Assiut governorate. The subjects included 438 students. Data collection tools were a knowledge questionnaire and an self-concept scale used in pre-post testing of the effect of a training program. The study revealed deficiency in pre-intervention knowledge and practice in the students and negative self concept. Statistically significant improvements of knowledge, practice and self-concept were demonstrated at the post-intervention assessment of students in the study . Statistically significant relations were shown between knowledge and practice about menarche and self concept. the study was concluded that positive self concept was correlated with satisfactory knowledge and practice about menarche. It is recommended that the developed program and its booklet be applied in all similar settings.
[Salwa A.Marzouk, Hamida Alam El- dien, Reda Abd Elaal Thabet and Abd Allah M. El Zaher. Impact of educational Program about menarche on improving student's self- concept at Assiut governorate. Life Sci J2013;10(1):860-868]. (ISSN: 1097-8135). http://www.lifesciencesite.com. 5
Keywords: Menarche, Female students, Knowledge and Self-concept.