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Sexual Education of Young Adolescents in the Context of a Parental Style

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The research was organized with an aim to determine whether there is a correlation between sexual education in a family and parenting styles. Understanding a parenting style, we started from the theoretical concept of D. Baumrind. The research used the following instruments: The Parenting Styles and Dimensions Questionnaire (PSDQ) Robinson, CC, Mandleco, B., Olsen, SF, & Hart, CH (2001), Parent / Adolescent Communication (PAC-J / M) James Jaccard, Patricia J. Dittus and Vivian V. Gordon (2000) & Miller (1998). Factor analysis showed that a dominant feeling among adolescents was shame to talk with parents about sex and contraception. We found statistically significant positive correlation between adolescent embarrassment and authoritarian parental style from a mother 0.546, and authoritarian parental style from a father 0.276, both significant at the level of 0.01, which confirms the hypothesis that the authoritarian style is associated with inadequate sexual education. The research results indicate the need for awareness of parents about the importance of sexual education because inadequate sexual education in family is a predictor for future risky sexual behavior. The results also point to the role of schools in educating parents in the context of a parenting style and sexual education.

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Periodical:
International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences (Volume 55)
Pages:
62-69
DOI:
10.18052/www.scipress.com/ILSHS.55.62
Citation:
M. Matejevic and M. Petkovic, "Sexual Education of Young Adolescents in the Context of a Parental Style", International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences, Vol. 55, pp. 62-69, 2015
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Jul 2015
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