UM E-Theses Collection (澳門大學電子學位論文庫)
Title
An exploratory study of the association between parent-adolescent relationship and family sex communication in Chinese context
English Abstract
Prior research has documented that family sex communication is not common between parents and adolescents and feeling uncomfortable toward the communication is one of the challenges for them. Little was known in previous studies about the correlations among parent-adolescent relationship, comfort level toward discussion of sexual topics and family sex communication. This study examined (1) similarities as well as differences of parent-adolescent relationship (including attachment styles to the primary caregiver, parent-adolescent closeness, and parenting styles) and sex-related variables (focusing on the comfort level toward discussion of sexual topics, general orientation toward family sex communication and sexual knowledge test) by gender and regional groups; (2) the association between parent-adolescent relationship and sex-related variables in two regional groups, namely, Mainland China and Macau; (3) the predictors of sex-related variables by regional groups; and (4) the association between general orientation toward family sex communication and sexual knowledge by regional groups. T-test, Pearson correlations and multiple regression analyses were used to test hypotheses. Results showed that there were significant differences of parent-adolescent relationship and sex-related variables between adolescent males and females as well as between Mainland China and Macau. Gender and Authoritative parenting together predicted comfort level toward discussion of non-sensitive sexual topics in the Mainland Chinese group. No significant factors were found to predict comfort level toward discussion of sexual topics in the Macau group. On the other hand, comfort level toward discussion of overall sexual topics was a significant predictor of general orientation toward family sex communication for both the Mainland China and Macau groups. Moreover, mother‘s education was another significant predictor of general orientation toward family sex communication for Macau participants. Adolescents‘ sexual knowledge did not correlate with general orientation toward family sex communication in both the Mainland Chinese and Macau samples. The suggestions for dealing with family sex communication are given according to the effect of parent-adolescent relationship on comfort level toward discussion of sensitive sexual topics and non-sensitive sexual topics.
Chinese Abstract
在前人的研究當中提到了父母與青少年之間很少談論―性‖這個話題,而對於這 種關於―性‖的沟通, 不自在的感覺是他們一個很大的障礙。之前的研究並沒有探討 父母與青少年關係、性話題談論的舒適度以及家庭性溝通三者之間的關係。此研究 (1)探討父母與青少年關係以及與性相關的變項是否存在性別和地區差異;(2) 從不同的地區組別 (中國大陸和澳門) 去探究父母與青少年關係以及與性相關的 變項兩者之間的關係;(3)從不同地區組別 (中國大陸和澳門)去探究與性相關的 變項的預測因子;(4)從不同地區組別(中國大陸和澳門)去探究家庭性溝通總體定 位與青少年性知識之間的關係。父母與青少年關係的變項包括:依戀關係、父母與 青少年之間的親密度、以及教養方式。性相關變項包括:談論性話題的舒適度、家 庭性溝通總體定位、以及青少年性知識。 此研究使用 T 檢驗,皮爾森相關係數以及多重回歸分析去進行數據分析。主要 研究結果如下: (1)父母與青少年關係以及與性相關的變項存在顯著的性別和地區(中國大 陸與澳門)差異。 (2)在中國大陸組別,民主型教養方式與談論非敏感性話題的舒適度存在顯 著關係,性別和民主型教養方式可預測談論非敏感性話題的舒適度。 (3)在澳門組別,並沒能找到談論性話題舒適度的預測因子。 (4)在中國大陸和澳門兩個組別,談論性話題的舒適度都是家庭性溝通總體 定位的顯著預測因子。(5)在澳門組別,母親的教育程度是家庭性溝通總體定位的另外一個顯著的 預測因子。 (6)在中國大陸和澳門兩個組別,青少年性知識和家庭性溝通總體定位都不 存在顯著關係。 文章最後根據父母與青少年關係對談論敏感和非敏感性話題的舒適度的不同 作用針對對家庭性溝通提出建議。
Issue Date
2015
Author
Li, Ming Hui
Faculty
Faculty of Education
Degree
M.Ed.
Subject
Sex instruction for youth -- China
Sex instruction for youth -- Macau
Parenting -- China
Parenting -- Macau
Parent and child -- China
Parent and child -- Macau
Supervisor
Mak Chi Kuan
Library URL
b3522360
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Full-text (Intranet only)
Location
1/F Zone C
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