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"Boys Should Have the Courage to Ask a Girl Out": Gender Norms in Early Adolescent Romantic Relationships

De Meyer, Sara; Kagesten, Anna; Mmari, Kristin; McEachran, Juliet; Chilet-Rosell, Elisa; Kabiru, Caroline; Maina, Beatrice W; Jerves, Elena M; Currie, Candace; Michielsen, Kristien


Purpose: The purpose of the study is to explore how gender norms emerge in romantic relationships among early adolescents (EAs) living in five poor urban areas. Methods: Data were collected as part of the Global Early Adolescent Study. The current research analyzed data from interviews with 30 EAs (aged 11–13 years) living in five poor urban sites: Baltimore, Cuenca, Edinburgh, Ghent, and Nairobi. All interviews were recorded, transcribed, and analyzed in English using Atlas.ti, focusing on how...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health
DOI: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2017.03.007
Access Rights: Open Access


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