Study of the Relationship between Awareness of Reproductive Health and Self- Esteem Level in the Students of Shahroud University of Medical Sciences

  • Sara Mohammadi 1 1- Student Research Committee, Shahroud University of Medical Sciences, Shahroud, Iran.
  • Niloofar Rabiee 1 1- Student Research Committee, Shahroud University of Medical Sciences, Shahroud, Iran.
  • Zahra Motaghi 2* 2- Reproductive Studies and Women’s Health Research Center, Shahroud University of Medical Sciences, Shahroud, Iran.

Abstract

Background: Adolescents are weakly aware of reproductive health issues. Regarding the high importance of reproductive health and self-esteem level, this study aims at determining the relationship between the awareness of reproductive health and self-esteem.
Methods: The population of this cross-sectional study, was the first-semester students who entered into Shahroud University of medical sciences in January 2017. The demographic information, Cooper Smith scale for self-esteem and reproductive health researcher-made scale, were completed by the students. SPSS v16 software and T-test and Chi-square statistical tests were used in analyzing the data.
Results: 105 students participated in the study. The average age of students was 20.2 ±1.8. The average score of reproductive health scale was 51.48±16.24, and the average score for self-esteem questions was 32.91±13.0. There was no statistical difference between male and female groups. There was a significant relationship between the awareness of reproductive health and self-esteem level (r=0.25 and P=0.001).
conclusions: In the current research, there was a significant relationship between the awareness of reproductive health and self-esteem level. It is suggested that the youth receive more education on reproductive health because this can lead to mental health, in addition to physical health.
Published
Oct 8, 2019
How to Cite
MOHAMMADI 1, Sara; RABIEE 1, Niloofar; MOTAGHI 2*, Zahra. Study of the Relationship between Awareness of Reproductive Health and Self- Esteem Level in the Students of Shahroud University of Medical Sciences. International Journal of Health Studies, [S.l.], oct. 2019. ISSN 2423-6594. Available at: <http://ijhs.shmu.ac.ir/index.php/ijhs/article/view/591>. Date accessed: 31 may 2020. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.22100/journal of health studies.v5i1.591.
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Keywords

adolescent- self-esteem- reproductive health