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Adolescent dating relationships : sexual coercion and high risk sexual practices

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dc.contributor.advisor Terre Blanche, M. J. (Martin J.) en
dc.contributor.author Swart, Lu-Anne en
dc.date.accessioned 2009-08-25T10:57:29Z
dc.date.available 2009-08-25T10:57:29Z
dc.date.issued 2009-08-25T10:57:29Z
dc.date.submitted 2005-11-30 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/1866
dc.description.abstract This study investigated coercive and high risk sexual practices in South African adolescent dating relationships. Quantitative and qualitative information was collected from secondary school learners in a community near Johannesburg. Of 928 learners surveyed, 23.5% of females and 53.7% of males ever had sex. Of these, 57.8% of females and 44.2% of males reported sexual victimisation, and 46.8% of females and 50% of males reported perpetrating sexual coercion in a relationship. Significantly more males engaged in risky sex than females. Among females, sexual coercion was significantly linked to risky sexual behaviour. Among males, alcohol and perpetration of sexual coercion were significantly associated with risky sexual behaviour. Focus group data reveal how dominant constructions of gender normalise male coercion and contribute to risky sexual practices. Recommendations for sexual health initiatives include introducing alternative discourses of female sexual desire and male sexual responsibility as a means for building healthier adolescent dating relationships. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (viii, 131 leaves.)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Adolescents en
dc.subject Sexual coercion en
dc.subject Dating relationships en
dc.subject Gender en
dc.subject High risk sexual behaviour en
dc.subject Alcohol use en
dc.subject Masculinity en
dc.subject Femininity en
dc.subject.ddc 306.70835
dc.subject.lcsh Sex customs -- South Africa -- Johannesburg
dc.subject.lcsh Teenagers -- Sexual behavior -- South Africa -- Johannesburg
dc.subject.lcsh Sex (Psychology)
dc.subject.lcsh Dating violence -- South Africa -- Johannesburg
dc.subject.lcsh Interpersonal relations in adolescence -- South Africa -- Johannesburg
dc.subject.lcsh Sexual ethics for teenagers -- South Africa -- Johannesburg
dc.subject.lcsh Adolescent psychology -- South Africa -- Johannesburg
dc.subject.lcsh Dating (Social customs)-- South Africa -- Johannesburg
dc.subject.lcsh Unsafe sex -- South Africa -- Johannesburg
dc.subject.lcsh Psychological abuse -- South Africa -- Johannesburg
dc.subject.lcsh Man-woman relationships -- South Africa -- Johannesburg
dc.title Adolescent dating relationships : sexual coercion and high risk sexual practices en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Psychology en
dc.description.degree M.A. (Psychology) en


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