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Hur formas tonårstjejers attityder till sex och samlevnad?: sexualundervisning, media, familj och vänner
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2006 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this essay was to increase the knowledge of and understanding about how teenage girls form their attiutdes towards sexuality and relations. The focus has been on discussing the research-question from four factors of influence chosen by the writers; sexual education, media, friends and family. Our intention with the study was also to take part of the teenagegirls´thoughts, attitudes and opinions in the matter, which is to keep the discussion on a structural level. The study is based on qualitativ interviews, in so called focusgroups, with all toghether eight girls in the ages 14-15 years, students in the ninth grade. The study has a postmodern feministic approach combined with a fenomenological and hermeneutic position. The result was analysed from a multidimensional perspective proceeding from socialcontructionism combined with gendertheory and feministic theory. During the course of the study, it became more and more clear that the girls´ attitudes are formed by all this factors, though in different extent and different ways. The girls consider some factors to be more reliable than others. It also shows that the attitudes are formed in a heteronormative direction, where gender is formed with different roles and demands on girls versus boys. The results of our study were in accordance to earlier research.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. , 47 p.
Keyword [en]
Teenage, Youth, Sex, Sexuality, Attitude, Girl
National Category
Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-6903OAI: diva2:197296
Available from: 2007-06-07 Created: 2007-06-07Bibliographically approved

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