- Banister Elizabeth M. (author); Jakubec Sonya L. (author); Stein Judith A. (author)
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- This ethnographic study explored the health-related concerns, within dating relationships, of 40 female adolescents aged 15 and 16.The results reveal a complex interaction of male/female relational dynamics and socialization processes in these relationships.To avoid behaviours risky to their health, participants had to negotiate power relationships with partners and peers; yet, paradoxically, any increase in their power could increase the threat of violent confrontation, loss of power,and further health compromises.The girls’ desire to have a dating partner outweighed their desire to avoid health threats such as substance abuse and violence.This dynamic can be understood in terms of...
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- Health, Community and Education