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This research consisted of two objectives, namely: 1) was to study the associations among individual characteristics (gender, family relationships, adolescent living arrangements, parents' marital status, sexual value perception, students' opinions about the ideal age for marriage, frequency of internet or social media use and sexual experience) and sexual cognitions that influenced sexual abstinence intention among early adolescents and 2) to develop a guideline for adolescent health services working with families, schools, and communities and apply the outcomes to promote sustainable sexual abstinence intention. A cross-sectional study was conducted using 164 sixth grade students as participants, with data collected through a self-administered questionnaire. Descriptive statistics were used to analyze the general characteristics. The Mann-Whitney U test and Kruskal-Wallis test were used to compare sexual abstinence intentions and demographics, while differences and associations between sexual abstinence intention and sexual cognition were analyzed using Spearman’s Rho correlation. All participants met the study criteria and completed the questionnaire. From the study, it was found as follows: 1. Factors associating with sexual abstinence intention included gender, sexual value, and marital status of the parents. Also, sexual cognition of the adolescents positively correlated with sexual abstinence intention. 2. The findings can be applied as a guideline for adolescent health services working with families, schools, and communities to promote sustainable sexual abstinence intention among early adolescents.
ทัศนะและความคิดเห็นที่ปรากฏในบทความในวารสาร ถือเป็นความรับผิดชอบของผู้เขียนบทความนั้น และไม่ถือเป็นทัศนะและความรับผิดชอบของกองบรรณาธิการ ยินยอมว่าบทความเป็นลิขสิทธิ์ของวารสาร
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