Sexual Health & Relationships

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Wight, D., Buston, K. and Henderson, M. (1998) 'The SHARE Project: A rigorous evaluation of teacher-led sex education.' Sex Education Matters Issue 16, Summer, pp. 10-11.

Wight, D. (1997) 'Does sex education make a difference?' Health Education, No.2, March, pp.52-6.


Methodological issues
Raab, G. and Butcher, I. (2005) 'Randomisation inference for balanced luster-randomised trials.' Clinical Trials, 2, pp.130-40.

Wight, D. and Obasi, A. (2003) 'Unpacking the Black Box: The importance of process data to explain outcomes.' In Stephenson, J., Imrie, J. and Bonell, C. Effective Sexual Health Interventions: Issues in Experimental Evaluation. Oxford University Press.

Raab, G. and Butcher, I. (2001) 'Balance in cluster randomised trials.' Statistics in Medicine. 20, pp.351-65.

Hart, Graham and Wight, Daniel (1996) 'Ethical Issues in Setting up a Randomised Controlled Trial of Health Education for Children: The case of teacher-led sex education in Scotland.' In What Works in Social Welfare Interventions? Methodological and Ethical Issues. Eds A.Oakley and H.Roberts. Barkingside: Barnardos/Social Science Research Unit.


Development of SHARE programme

Wight, D. (2008) Theoretical bases for teacher- and peer-delivered sexual health promotion. Health Education 108 (1): 10-28. 

Wight, D. and Dixon, H. (2004) 'SHARE: The rationale, principles and content of a research-based teacher-led sex education programme.' Education and Health. Vol. 22, No.1, 3-7.

Abraham, C., Wight, D. and Scott, S. (2001) 'Developing the SHARE sex education programme: from theory to classroom implementation.' In Changing Health Behaviour: Research and practice with social cognition models eds D. Rutter and L. Quine. Open University Press.

Wight, D. and Abraham, C. (2000) 'From Psycho-Social Theory to Sustainable Classroom Practice: Developing a research-based teacher-delivered sex education programme.' Health Education Research: Theory and Practice. Vol.15, pp.25-38.

Wight, D. (1999) 'Limits to Empowerment-based Sex Education.' Health Education Vol. 99, Issue 6, November, pp.233-43.

Wight, D., Abraham, C. and Scott, S. (1998).'Towards a Psycho-Social Theoretical Framework for Sexual Health Promotion.' Health Education Research: Theory and Practice. Vol.13, No. 3 pp.317-330.

Abraham, C. and Wight, D. (1996) 'Developing HIV-preventive behavioural interventions for young people in Scotland.' International Journal of STD and AIDS, 7 (Suppl,2) pp.39-42.


Findings from process evaluation
Buston, K. and Wight, D. (2006) 'The salience and utility of school sex education to young men.' Sex Education, 6 (2), 135–150.

Harper, H. (2005) The Role of Research in Policy Development: School sex education policy in Scotland since devolution. PhD University of Glasgow.

Buston, K. and Wight, D. (2004) 'Pupils' participation in sex education lessons: Understanding variation across classes.' Sex Education, 4 (3), 285-301.

Wight, D. and Buston, K. (2003) 'Meeting needs but not changing goals: evaluation of inservice teacher training for sex education.' Oxford Review of Education. 29 (4), 521-43.

Buston, K., Wight, D., Hart, G. and Scott, S. (2002) 'Implementation of a teacher-delivered sex education programme: obstacles and facilitating factors.' Health Education Research: Theory and Practice, 17(1), 59-72.

Buston, K., Wight, D. and Hart, G. (2002) 'Inside the sex education classroom: the importance of class context in engaging pupils.' Culture, Health and Sexuality, 4 (3), 317-35.

Buston, K. and Wight, D. (2002) 'The salience and utility of school sex education to young women.' Sex Education, 2 (3), 233-50.

Buston, K., Wight, D. and Scott, S. (2001) 'Difficulty and Diversity: the context and practice of sex education.' British Journal of Sociology of Education, 22(3), 353-368.

Buston, K. and Hart, G. (2001) 'Heterosexism and Homophobia in Scottish School Sex Education: exploring the nature of the problem.' Journal of Adolescence, 24, 95-109.


Findings from outcome evaluation

 Henderson, M., Wight, D., Raab, G., Abraham, C., Parkes, A., Scott, S. and Hart, G. (2007) ‘Impact of a theoretically based sex education programme (SHARE) delivered by teachers on NHS registered conceptions and terminations: final results of a cluster randomised trial.’ British Medical Journal. 334, 133-136. 

Wight, D and Stephenson, J (2007) ‘School-based sex education: evaluating teacher-delivered (SHARE) and peer-delivered (RIPPLE) programmes.’  In Baker, P, Guthrie, K, Hutchinson, C, Kane, R and Wellings, K (eds) Teenage Pregnancy and Reproductive Health. RCOG Press: London. Pp. 263-74.  

Abraham, C., Henderson, M. and Der, G. (2004) 'Cognitive impact of a research-based school sex education programme.' Psychology and Health. 19 (6) pp.689-703.

Wight, D. (2002) 'Sex Education in Schools' Health and Community Care Journal Issue 3, Aug. p.44.

Wight, D., Raab, G., Henderson, M., Abraham, C., Buston, K., Hart, G. and Scott, S. (2002) 'The limits of teacher-delivered sex education: interim behavioural outcomes from a randomised trial.' British Medical Journal, Vol. 324, 15 June, pp.1430-33.


Findings on young people's sexual relationships

Henderson, M., Butcher, I., Wight, D., Willamson, L. and Raab, G. (2008) ‘School rates of sexual experience: what explains the difference?’  BMC Public Health, 8:53  doi:10.1186/1471-2458-8-53  Published 8 Feb. 2008. 

Buston,K., Williamson, L. and Hart, G. (2007) 'Young women under 16 years with experience of sexual intercourse: who becomes pregnant?' Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 61, 221-225. 

Wight, D., Williamson, L. and Henderson, M. (2006) 'Parental influences on young people's sexual behaviour: a longitudinal analysis.' Journal of Adolescence, 29, 473-94.

Parkes, A., Henderson, M. and Wight, D. (2005) 'Do sexual health services encourage teenagers to use condoms? A longitudinal study. ' Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care, 31 (4), 271-80.

Wight, D. and Henderson, M (2004) 'The diversity of young people's sexual behaviour.' In Young People and Sexual Health: Social, political and individual contexts. Eds Duffy, M. and Burtney, E. London: Palgrave.

Parkes, A., Wight, D. and Henderson, M. (2004) 'Teenagers' use of sexual health services: perceived need, knowledge and ability to access.' Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care, 30 (4), 217-24.

Henderson, M., Wight, D., Raab, G.M., Abraham, C., Buston, K., Hart. G., and Scott, S. (2002) 'Heterosexual risk behaviour among young teenagers in Scotland.' Journal of Adolescence. 25, pp.483-94.

Wight, D., Henderson, M., Raab, G., Abraham, C., Buston, K., Scott, S. and Hart, G. (2000) 'Extent of regretted sexual intercourse among young teenagers in Scotland: a cross-sectional survey.' Short report. British Medical Journal, Vol.320, 6 May, pp.1243-44.

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