Influence of Video Learning on Sex Education – Towards Eradicating AIDS in Africa
Abstract: This paper is a report of the findings of an experimental study conducted with adolescents on the use of video for sex education. Two hundred participants comprising of 88 males and 112 females were randomly selected to participate in this study. The interest and efficacy scales with validity coefficients of 0.62 and 0.65 were used. Video learning was an education film titled “consequences” featuring victims of early sexual activity. Contents of the film indicated convergent validity of 0.59 for measuring fear, hostility, anger, unbelief and pity. Findings indicate that there was significant difference between the visually stimulated group and the non-visually stimulated group in their interest in sex education. No significant difference was found between male and female participants on interest in sex education. There was a significant influence of age on interest in sex education. The study suggests that visual stimulation enhances interest in sex education with age differential influences.