ERIC Number: EJ1017350
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 55
Rural Adolescent Boys' Negotiating Heterosexual Romantic Relationships: "We Need to Sacrifice Our Brains"
Dmytro, Dana; Luft, Toupey; Jenkins, Melissa; Hoard, Ryan; Cameron, Catherine Ann
Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, v47 n3 p361-382 2013
Twenty-four adolescent boys in Grades 9 to 12 in a rural New Brunswick high school engaged in focused discussions that were analyzed using grounded theory to determine their heterosexual dating relationship processes. A theory was created from exchange transcriptions. The core category was "wrestling with gendered expectations," reflecting their struggle with girls' and women's constraints on their relationships. Six related categories elucidated the core category: "determining responsibility," "keeping it in/letting it out," "standing up for oneself," "making sacrifices," "building trust/not trusting," and "showing respect/showing disrespect." "Media influences" were the contextual conditions. Comparisons with girls' processes and psycho-educational interventions are considered.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Males, Rural Areas, Adolescents, Intimacy, Interpersonal Relationship, High School Students, Grounded Theory, Dating (Social), Gender Issues, Responsibility, Behavior, Trust (Psychology), Mass Media Effects, Gender Differences, Psychoeducational Methods, Intervention, Expectation, Group Discussion
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
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Identifiers - Location: Canada