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ERIC Number: EJ893074
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
ISSN: ISSN-0743-5584
"Can There Be Such a Delightful Feeling as This?" Variations of Sexual Scripts in Finnish Girls' Narratives
Suvivuo, Pia; Tossavainen, Kerttu; Kontula, Osmo
Journal of Adolescent Research, v25 n5 p669-689 Sep 2010
This study examined what kinds of sexual scripts were found in Finnish girls' narratives, what elements those scripts included and how different scripts were associated with sexually risky behavior. The data were comprised of the narratives of 173 14-15-year-old girls regarding their experiences in sexually motivating situations. The narratives were analyzed using inductive content analysis. Besides the traditional romantic script, there are rational and experience-seeking scripts as well as the scripts of desire and postponing available to young girls to weigh and adapt in their lives. Implementation of emotion-based scripts often included risks of unprotected intercourse and losing self-control. The variety of these scripts is challenging in sex education, and is discussed in this paper. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Finland