ERIC Number: EJ822881
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
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Reference Count: 50
Dating and Sexual Attitudes in Asian-American Adolescents
Lau, May; Markham, Christine; Lin, Hua; Flores, Glenn; Chacko, Mariam R.
Journal of Adolescent Research, v24 n1 p91-113 2009
Dating behaviors and sexual attitudes of Asian-American youth were examined in a cross-sectional, mixed-methods study in the context of adherence to Asian values, measured by the Asian Values Scale (AVS). In all, 31 Asian-American adolescents (age 14-18 years old) from a Houston community center were interviewed regarding dating behaviors and sexual attitudes. Almost three-fourth of adolescents dated without parental knowledge. Compared with adolescents with the lowest AVS scores, those with the highest AVS scores were significantly more likely to date without parental knowledge and date longer before sex. Many adolescents proceeded directly to single, steady, relationships. Parents permitted dating, as long as grades were maintained. Asian-American adolescents should be questioned about secret dating, sexual activity, and participation in other high-risk activities.
Descriptors: Adolescents, Sexuality, Community Centers, Dating (Social), Asian Americans, Case Studies, Values, Measures (Individuals), Adolescent Attitudes, Interviews, Comparative Analysis, Scores, Parent Child Relationship, Grades (Scholastic), Risk
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