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Titolo:
GIRLS UNDERSTANDING AND SOCIAL CONSTRUCTIONS OF MENARCHE
Autore:
MOORE SM;
Indirizzi:
VICTORIA UNIV TECHNOL,DEPT PSYCHOL,POB 14428,MMC MELBOURNE VIC 3000 AUSTRALIA
Titolo Testata:
Journal of adolescence
fascicolo: 1, volume: 18, anno: 1995,
pagine: 87 - 104
SICI:
0140-1971(1995)18:1<87:GUASCO>2.0.ZU;2-W
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
ADOLESCENCE;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences
Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences
Citazioni:
25
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Citazione:
S.M. Moore, "GIRLS UNDERSTANDING AND SOCIAL CONSTRUCTIONS OF MENARCHE", Journal of adolescence, 18(1), 1995, pp. 87-104

Abstract

The aim of this study was to assess Australian girls' beliefs and feelings about menarche and menstruation using both quantitative and qualitative methodologies. Eighty-seven Grade 6 girls were interviewed andcompleted questionnaires, including both self-report and projective measures, relating to pubertal status, attitudes to and knowledge aboutmenstruation. Results showed knowledge to be limited, with evidence of incorrect and negative myths about menstruation. Attitudes to menstruation were characterized by embarrassment, discomfort, and ambivalence about growing up. Themes in story completion tasks further reflectedthese attitudes, along with shame and anxiety, linked periods with incapacity or illness, and expressed the norm of periods as events whichrequire the use of deception and denial as coping strategies. Mature problem-solving approaches to the hypothetical situations in the stories were rare. Factor analysis of the attitudinal and knowledge data revealed four factors - Comfort through Knowledge; Negative Feelings; Discomfort through Knowledge; and Independence - which were discussed interms of the ambivalent social constructions placed on menstruation.

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