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Intimate relationships amongst adolescents in different social groups in Northern Thailand

Tangmunkongvorakul, Arunrat; Carmichael, Gordon; Banwell, Cathy; Seubsman, Sam-ang; Sleigh, Adrian

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With the influence of modernization, there is evidence of increasing Thai adolescent sexual activity. The purpose of this study was to describe and compare the intimate relationships of adolescents in different social groups in northern Thailand, and to note the health implications of their behavior. Quantitative and qualitative data from more than 1,750 unmarried young people aged 17-20 years revealed that adolescents from different social and educational backgrounds had significantly...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorTangmunkongvorakul, Arunrat
dc.contributor.authorCarmichael, Gordon
dc.contributor.authorBanwell, Cathy
dc.contributor.authorSeubsman, Sam-ang
dc.contributor.authorSleigh, Adrian
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-10T22:59:11Z
dc.identifier.issn0125-1562
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/60974
dc.description.abstractWith the influence of modernization, there is evidence of increasing Thai adolescent sexual activity. The purpose of this study was to describe and compare the intimate relationships of adolescents in different social groups in northern Thailand, and to note the health implications of their behavior. Quantitative and qualitative data from more than 1,750 unmarried young people aged 17-20 years revealed that adolescents from different social and educational backgrounds had significantly different types of intimate relationships. In the Thai context, social class differences are mostly based on young people's educational backgrounds and their families' financial power. Perceptions of love and relationships were interpreted according to social strata and sex. Notably, less well-off young people were likely to engage in much riskier sexual relationships. The present study provides detailed and constructive information to help plan and improve sexual and reproductive health counselling, programs and services for young people in northern Thailand.
dc.publisherSoutheast Asian Ministers of Education Organisation
dc.sourceSoutheast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health
dc.subjectKeywords: Adolescents; Dating; Intimate relationships; Socio-economic status; Thailand
dc.titleIntimate relationships amongst adolescents in different social groups in Northern Thailand
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume41
dc.date.issued2010
local.identifier.absfor160301 - Family and Household Studies
local.identifier.absfor200205 - Culture, Gender, Sexuality
local.identifier.ariespublicationU4105084xPUB577
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationTangmunkongvorakul, Arunrat, Chiang Mai University
local.contributor.affiliationCarmichael, Gordon, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationBanwell, Cathy, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationSeubsman, Sam-ang, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationSleigh, Adrian, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue6
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage1475
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage1493
dc.date.updated2016-02-24T10:36:27Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-79952596059
local.identifier.thomsonID000284791100028
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