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Vol. 45. Núm. S2.
1st World Congress of Children and Youth Health Behaviours
Páginas 216-222 (Mayo 2013)
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Vol. 45. Núm. S2.
1st World Congress of Children and Youth Health Behaviours
Páginas 216-222 (Mayo 2013)
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Family culture and adolescent sexuality
Manuela Ferreiraa,
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, Paula Nelasa, João Duartea, Carlos Albuquerquea, Célia Griloa, Filipe Naveb
a Health School-Polytechnic Institute of Viseu, CI & DETS-FCT, Portugal
b Health School - University of Algarve
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Adolescence is characterized by an increase in autonomy and the transformation of family relationships. Their experience has different meanings in future quality of life.


To analyze the relationship between the sociodemographic variables, of Sexual context and attitudes adopted by teenagers facing sexuality with the organizational culture of the family.


Observational descriptive and correlational, transversal study. The non-probabilistic convenience sample consists of 1216 adolescents attending the 9th year of study in Portuguese Public Schools and is part of the project PTDC/CPE-CED/103313/2008, the questionnaire applied was family organizational culture of Nave (2007) and attitudes towards sexuality of Nelas et al (2010).


The majority lives in a village (47.5% of boys and 50.0% girls) .12.9%of boys do not use condoms in all relationships, and the same applies to 17.8% of girls. They belong mostly (55.8% boys and 49.5% girls) to a family with poor interpersonal relationships culture. The majority (51.8%) males and (58.9%) females have a family with moderate heuristic culture. Boys and girls (33.6% and 36.9%) both demonstrate a predominantly moderate hierarchy family culture and a moderate social goals family culture as well. Adolescents who have a bad attitude towards sexuality, mostly (43.2%) present a weak interpersonal relationships family culture with statistical significance (χ2=32,092, p=0.000) and have moderate hierarchy family culture and also moderate social goals family culture, without statistical significance.


The family that loves, welcomes and cares is the same that educates and informs about sexuality, promoting youth empowerment making them safer, healthier and happier

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MISIJ project funded by FCT- Monitoring health indicators in children and adolescents: Impact of health education- Reference PTDC/CPE-CED/103313/2008- and CI & DETS FCT- PEstOE/CED/UI4016/2011.

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