نوع مقاله : پژوهشی (Original Research)
1 گروه روانشناسی تربیتی، دانشکده روانشناسی و علوم تربیتی، دانشگاه علامه طباطبایی، تهران، ایران
2 دکتری تخصصی روانشناسی سلامت، رکز تحقیقات غدد و متابولیسم، پژوهشکده علوم بالینی غدد و متابولیسم، دانشگاه علوم پزشکی تهران،
عنوان مقاله [English]
Introduction: Awareness about puberty and adolescence in girls, plays an important role in society’s future fertility health. According to parents’ role in educating Teenage girls about puberty, this study was run to evaluate girl’s challenges about puberty and compare these challenges with their mothers’ concerns.
Materials and methods: Participants were 20 girls aged 12 years old and their mothers in an educational center in Ahwaz, Iran. Data was collected by semi-structured interview and analyzed with a content analysis method.
Results: Two themes and 6 subthemes were extracted from data analysis. Theme “puberty challenges found by adolescents” consists of three subthemes including confidante chosen to talk about puberty, puberty confusion and information source about puberty. Second theme “mother’s view” consists of three subthemes including mother’s concerns about puberty, mother’s point of view about their daughter’s information source about puberty and mother’s awareness of their daughter’s puberty challenges.
Conclusion: According to mothers’ role as their daughter’s confidante for educating puberty and on the other side, partial incompatibility of Challenges between mothers and adolescents, it seems necessary to empower mothers in effective communication with teenagers for better education of pubertal issues.
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