Child Health Nurs Res.  2016 Jul;22(3):215-226. 10.4094/chnr.2016.22.3.215.

Comparison of Needs about Sexual Abuse Prevention Education between Elementary School Students and Teachers

  • 1Department of Nursing, Hallym University, Chuncheon, Korea.
  • 2Department of Nursing, Sahmyook University, Seoul, Korea.
  • 3Department of Nursing, Wonkwang University, Iksan, Korea.
  • 4Department of Nursing, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea.


This study was done to provide basic data for sexual abuse prevention programs for elementary school students by comparing stated needs of the students and teachers.
The participants were 4th, 5th, and 6th grade elementary school students and elementary school teachers. Data from questionnaires completed by 1,372 students and 162 teachers were analyzed.
1) The mean scores for felt need for sexual abuse prevention education was relatively high in both of the elementary school student and teacher groups but there was a significant difference between the two groups (t=15.28, p<.001). 2) In the elementary school students, there was a significant difference in the degree of need for sexual abuse prevention education according to father's educational level (t=2.89, p=.004), experience of sexual education (t=3.11, p=.006), and recognition of the necessity of sexual abuse education (t=7.56, p<.001). 3) In the elementary school teachers, there was no significant difference in the degree of need for sexual abuse prevention education according to the participants' socio-demographic and sexual abuse prevention education related characteristics.
When planning educational programs on child sexual abuse prevention, needs of the elementary school students should be considered. Then, the educational program at school would be more effective.


Needs; Prevention; Child abuse; Sexual; Students; School teachers
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