Soepri Tjahjono Moedji Widodo


Peer educator usually involve the use of certain group members to produce changes among other members in the same group. Peer education is often used to change the level of behavior in individuals by modifying a person's knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, or behavior. School age children are an age group that is very vulnerable to health problems especially reproductive health. Although the primary responsibility for health of school-age children is in the hands of parents, but schools have a large influence on influencing health, especially children's health. Empowering children to behave well through training in elementary schools is a strategic effort to obtain quality human beings. The aim of this study is to determine the effect of reproductive health training on the level of knowledge of peer educator. The design of the study was pre-experiment with one group pretest-postest design. Samples were all grade III, IV and V elementary school students of Muhammadiyah Macanan elementary school, Ngemplak, Sleman. Subject were 19 female students. The researcher evaluated the knowledge of peer educator before and after reproductive health training. Data collection used a questionnaire. Data analysis used Paired t-test with α = 0.05. The study on the knowledge of peer educator showed a value of p = 0.000, so it was concluded that there was a difference in knowledge of peer educator before and after participating in reproductive health training.

Keywords : reproductive health training, peer educator, knowledge

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