Psychosocial and cultural factors influencing expectations of menarche - A study on Chinese premenarcheal teenage girls
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AbstractThis study explored how psychosocial and cultural factors influenced expectations of menarche among 476 Chinese premenarcheal teenage girls. Results showed that participants' expectations of menarche were largely negative and heavily influenced by cultural beliefs about menstruation. Findings of hierarchical regression analyses revealed that positive emotional expectations of menarche were best predicted by perceptions of menstruation as a natural event, possession of positive self-concept, and rejection of indigenous negative menstrual attitudes. Negative emotional expectations of menarche were best predicted by perceptions of menstruation as a negative event, by inadequate preparation for menarche, by endorsement of indigenous negative menstrual attitudes, and by older age.
All Author(s) ListYeung DYL, Tang CSK, Lee A
Journal nameJournal of Adolescent Research
Year2005
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Volume Number20
Issue Number1
PublisherSAGE PUBLICATIONS INC
Pages118 - 135
ISSN0743-5584
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
KeywordsChinese menarche; Chinese menstrual attitudes; menstrual anticipations
Web of Science Subject CategoriesPsychology; Psychology, Developmental; PSYCHOLOGY, DEVELOPMENTAL

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