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Sex Talk: A Multiple Case Study to Explore and Understand Parent-Child Sexual Health Communication in Chinese Immigrant Families

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dc.contributor.author Brown, Sabrina
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-07T14:10:36Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-07T14:10:36Z
dc.date.issued 2012-02-07
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10464/3910
dc.description.abstract Parent-child sexual health communication can be beneficial. Many factors affect such communication in Chinese immigrant families. This qualitative study explored the influences of acculturation, parenting, and parental participation in the Raising Sexually Healthy Children Program (RSHC) on such communication. With a hermeneutic framework, the purpose was to develop understanding based on the topic, context, and researcher interpretations. Twelve interviews elicited data from six parent-child dyads, three from the RSHC. Analysis involved coding processes; data were compared repeatedly and organized into themes. Perceived personality differences between generations were confounded with cultural communicative differences. Parents used implicitness observed in Chinese culture to establish "open" communication; children expected explicitness observed in Western culture. Post- RSHC, parents perceived themselves as more open to talking about sex; children did not perceive such parental changes. Future research should include joint interviews and longitudinal program evaluation. Future practice should focus on cross-cultural communication and involving children in RSHC. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Brock University en_US
dc.subject sexual health, parent-child communication, Chinese immigrants, acculturation, parenting, personality differences, communicative differences en_US
dc.title Sex Talk: A Multiple Case Study to Explore and Understand Parent-Child Sexual Health Communication in Chinese Immigrant Families en_US
dc.type Electronic Thesis or Dissertation en_US
dc.degree.name M.A. Applied Health Sciences en_US
dc.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.contributor.department Applied Health Sciences Program en_US
dc.degree.discipline Faculty of Applied Health Sciences en_US


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