The Source of Adolescents Reproductive Health Information and Dating Behavior Among Senior High School Students


  • Niken Meilani Poltekkes Kemenkes Yogyakarta
  • Sunarru Samsi Hariadi Universitas Gadjah Mada
  • Fransiskus Trisakti Haryadi Universitas Gadjah Mada



Behavior, Father, Mother, Love, Teenager


Background: The adolescence period is a crucial time for laying the foundations of good health. Having access to high Adolescents Reproductive Health (ARH) information decreases premarital sex, child marriage, adolescent pregnancy, Sexually-transmitted infections (STIs), and HIV/Aids. Premarital sex was associated with dating behavior. About 57% of adolescents have dating behavior. This study aimed to analyze the source of adolescents’ reproductive health related to dating behavior among adolescents. Method: This was a cross-sectional study carried out in July-September 2022. The study population was high school students in Yogyakarta. A multistage random sampling technique was employed, involving 80 respondents. The instrument used was a questionnaire that has been tested. Data analysis in chi-square and logistic regression using statistical test software. Results: Females (56.1%) and males (43.9%) had dating behavior. The father’s education (p=0.012), the mother’s communication about ARH (p=0.040), and the father’s communication about ARH (p=0.018) were related to dating behavior among adolescents. Father’s education affects dating behavior among adolescents OR 5.01. Adolescents who have a father who graduated >12 years of education were 5 times more likely to have no dating behavior. Conclusion: The role of parents is needed to prevent dating behavior among adolescents.

Author Biographies

Niken Meilani, Poltekkes Kemenkes Yogyakarta

Poltekkes Kemenkes Yogyakarta

Sunarru Samsi Hariadi, Universitas Gadjah Mada

Extension and Development Communication Study Program

Fransiskus Trisakti Haryadi , Universitas Gadjah Mada

Extension and Development Communication Study Program


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