Högstadieelevers upplevelse av sex- och samlevnadsundervisning
: en intervjustudie

Translated title of the thesis: High school students' experience of sexeducation: An interview study
  • Alina Ejder
  • Sanna Karlsson

    Student thesis: Bachelor


    A good sex-education in school is crucial for having the possibility to develop a good health, which though has been shown to be lacking in quality. The aim of the study is to examine high school students’ experiences of sex-education in their school with a focus on teacher led lectures. The study method was a qualitative interview study, where six high school students were interviewed individually. The result showed that the students experienced that the content of the sex-education did not meet their needs to the fullest, because there was too much focus on risks and fact-based knowledge. What the students wanted to know more about was topics related to coexistence and also made them more participant, which in generally they felt like they were not. The students valued education that related to their daily life and reality. Internet showed to be the primary source of information to get knowledge about sex and coexistence and was described as the firstly used source. The students also meant that relations with others was crucial when learning about sex and coexistence. Conclusions of the study pressures the students to be centered and the actual focus of the education, to meet their needs of knowledge and participation. Internet showed to be the primary used source of information of sex and coexistence content the school therefore should make use of it and integrate use of Internet in the education process. There are also reasons for the school to have relations in mind, between educators and students as well as students in classes.

    Date of Award2016-Jun-30
    Original languageSwedish
    SupervisorBo Nilsson (Supervisor) & Atika Khalaf (Examiner)

    Educational program

    • Study Programme in Health Promotion and Education

    University credits

    • 15 HE credits

    Swedish Standard Keywords

    • Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology (30302)


    • sex and coexistence
    • education
    • youths
    • sexual health
    • experience
    • internet
    • relations

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