Chinese parents’ involvement in sexuality education for adolescents

Wenli Liu, Jessica M. Dennis, Carolyn Pope Edwards

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Objectives and Methods: Structural equation modeling was used to examine a model of factors related to the level of involvement of Chinese parents in sexuality education for adolescents. Results: Greater parental education was indirectly related to parental engagement in sexuality education through its relationship with more traditional cultural values, greater perceived knowledge of sexuality, and increased quality of the parent-child relationship. The model was found to be largely consistent regardless of the gender of the parent or child and the residence of the family. Conclusions: Results demonstrate that there are multiple pathways to consider within the topic of Chinese parental involvement in sexuality education.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)485-507
Number of pages23
JournalInternational Journal of Sexual Health
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2 2015


  • Asian sexuality
  • Sexuality education
  • cross-cultural studies
  • sexual attitudes and behaviors
  • sexual communication

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Social Psychology
  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Dermatology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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