Intergenerational conflict occurs when immigrant parents hold different values from those of their more rapidly acculturating offspring.
These conflicts frequently involve disparate views related to sex roles and reproduction.
A community-based study of 19 immigrant Haitian parent-adolescent pairs in South Florida compared their attitudes and values about sexuality and reproduction.
Data were obtained through focused, openended interviews.
Content analysis procedures at the level of words and phrases facilitated the categorization of responses.
Data revealed considerable differences between parents and adolescents about the sources and types of information learned about reproduction and contraception, when such information is learned, and expectations regarding premarital sexual intercourse.
Both parents and adolescents lacked accurate biomedical information about contraception, placed responsibility for contraceptive use primarily on the female partner, considered reproduction a natural rather than a medical event, and believed parents have the major responsibility for educating children about reproduction and contraception.
Implications for culturally-appropriat health care center on increasing the role of the public health nurse in health education, minimizing intergenerational and intercultural conflict, and engaging the Haitian immigrant community in the promotion of reproductive health.
Mots-clés Pascal : Sexualité, Reproduction, Immigration, Concept, Parent, Aspect culturel, Relation intergénération, Etude comparative, Représentation sociale, Adolescent, Homme, Questionnaire, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Haiti, Antilles, Amérique Centrale, Appareil génital
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sexuality, Reproduction, Immigration, Concept, Parent, Cultural aspect, Intergeneration relation, Comparative study, Social representation, Adolescent, Human, Questionnaire, United States, North America, America, Haiti, West Indies, Central America, Genital system
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0285417
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 16/11/1999.