Parenting practices and styles associated with adolescent sexual health in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Title:
Parenting practices and styles associated with adolescent sexual health in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Authors:
Kajula, Lusajo J.; Darling, Nancy ( 0000-0003-3271-8132 ) ; Kaaya, Sylvia F.; De Vries, Hein
Abstract:
Parenting styles and practices are suggested to be important predictors of adolescent sexual health, mostly in Europe and North America. Limited research has been conducted on these processes in Sub-Saharan Africa, which has different patterns of adolescent sexual behavior and family traditions. This study qualitatively explored parenting practices and styles associated with adolescent sexual health in Tanzania, with 12 adolescents and 12 parents of adolescents. The themes we identified from the data included parental monitoring, preventive, and punitive behaviors. Parents were reported to use mostly punitive behaviors to correct or prohibit sexual behavior; parents also set clear rules about appropriate sexual behavior (e.g., modesty and abstinence). Parents were also reported to closely monitor their adolescent children's friendships and sexual behavior to minimize sexual behavior. However, some parents also engaged in positive preventive practices aimed at protecting their adolescent children.
Citation:
Kajula, Lusajo J., Nancy Darling, Sylvia F. Kaaya, and Hein De Vries. 2016. "Parenting practices and styles associated with adolescent sexual health in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania." AIDS Care: Psychological and Socio-medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV 28(11): 1467-1472.
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
DATE ISSUED:
2016-11
Department:
Psychology
Type:
Article
PUBLISHED VERSION:
10.1080/09540121.2016.1191598
PERMANENT LINK:
http://hdl.handle.net/11282/620183

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dc.contributor.authorKajula, Lusajo J.en
dc.contributor.authorDarling, Nancyen
dc.contributor.authorKaaya, Sylvia F.en
dc.contributor.authorDe Vries, Heinen
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-27T13:29:22Z-
dc.date.available2016-10-27T13:29:22Z-
dc.date.issued2016-11-
dc.identifier.citationKajula, Lusajo J., Nancy Darling, Sylvia F. Kaaya, and Hein De Vries. 2016. "Parenting practices and styles associated with adolescent sexual health in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania." AIDS Care: Psychological and Socio-medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV 28(11): 1467-1472.en
dc.identifier.issn0954-0121-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11282/620183-
dc.description.abstractParenting styles and practices are suggested to be important predictors of adolescent sexual health, mostly in Europe and North America. Limited research has been conducted on these processes in Sub-Saharan Africa, which has different patterns of adolescent sexual behavior and family traditions. This study qualitatively explored parenting practices and styles associated with adolescent sexual health in Tanzania, with 12 adolescents and 12 parents of adolescents. The themes we identified from the data included parental monitoring, preventive, and punitive behaviors. Parents were reported to use mostly punitive behaviors to correct or prohibit sexual behavior; parents also set clear rules about appropriate sexual behavior (e.g., modesty and abstinence). Parents were also reported to closely monitor their adolescent children's friendships and sexual behavior to minimize sexual behavior. However, some parents also engaged in positive preventive practices aimed at protecting their adolescent children.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/09540121.2016.1191598-
dc.subject.departmentPsychologyen_US
dc.titleParenting practices and styles associated with adolescent sexual health in Dar es Salaam, Tanzaniaen_US
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalAIDS Care: Psychological and Socio-medical Aspects of AIDS/HIVen
dc.subject.keywordTanzaniaen_US
dc.subject.keywordSexual behavioren_US
dc.subject.keywordAdolescenten_US
dc.subject.keywordParenting practicesen_US
dc.subject.keywordParenting stylesen_US
dc.identifier.volume28en_US
dc.identifier.issue11en_US
dc.identifier.startpage1467en_US
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