ERIC Number: EJ725072
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Sep-22
Reference Count: N/A
Correlates of Adolescent Assertiveness with HIV Avoidance in a Four-Nation Sample
Onuoha, Francis N.; Munakata, Tsunetsugu
Adolescence (San Diego): an international quarterly devoted to the physiological, psychological, psychiatric, sociological, and educational aspects of the second decade of human life, v40 n159 p525 Fall 2005
Adolescents are frequently admonished to be socially assertive in order to confront negative interpersonal peer influences. Since the advent of HIV/AIDS in human social chemistry, the admonition has become more critical than ever. But the warning is often proffered in the misguided presumption that social assertiveness is the all-required psycho-structure against risk. The present cross-national study examines social and sexual assertiveness in four-country adolescent samples of Nigerian, Thai, Chinese, and Japanese college students. The findings reveal that sexual rather than social assertiveness was the sine qua non against risk, cross-culturally.
Descriptors: Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Assertiveness, Adolescents, Peer Influence, Foreign Countries, College Students, Cross Cultural Studies, Interpersonal Relationship, Sexuality, Risk Management, Communicable Diseases, Personality Traits, Social Behavior
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China; Japan; Nigeria; Thailand