British-born Chinese teenagers: The influence of Chinese ethnicity on their attitudes towards sexual behaviour

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Abstract

This paper explores the influence of ethnicity on attitudes towards sexual behavior of British-born Chinese teenagers. Using an ethnographic approach and snowball sampling, data were collected through in-depth interviews with 20 British-born Chinese teenagers and 20 Chinese-born parents. The parents highlighted the influence of Chinese culture and religion on their sexual values and wanted to convey these values to their children. Although direct communication about sex-related topics was rare within these families because of a number of barriers, the parents used other strategies to pass on their values. The paper concludes that sexual values within families and the influence of culture need to be considered in order to provide culturally competent
health services. Chinese parents need extra support and help to discuss sex-related topics and pass on their values, which encourage teenage sexual abstinence. Considering the fundamental influence of the parents, this support will be crucial.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-75
Number of pages7
JournalNursing and Health Sciences
Volume9
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Feb 2007

Keywords

  • British-born Chinese teenagers
  • Chinese ethnicity
  • ethnographic approach
  • sexual attitudes
  • sexual behavior

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