An inquiry into ingenerational communication on sexuality

  • Kristoffersen, Ingrid, (Administrative Promotor)

Project Details


Often there is hardly any communication on sexuality between parents and children, and even if there is, youngsters often complain about their parents' negative attitudes towards sex. In the first place youngsters are disappointed that parents tend to emphasise on the dangers and risks of sexual activities, neglecting at the same time the emotional aspects of sexuality.
The aim of this project is to study the way in which parents give their children information with regard to sexuality: how attitudes, values and standards concerning sexuality are transmitted explicit and implicit through direct and indirect communication. Acoording to the Transactional person-process model of Belsky (1984) and Gerris (1985) factors as the quality of the parent-child relationship and the quality of the relationship between parents seems to influence the intergenerational transmission of attitudes, values and standards concerning sexuality between parents and children.
Effective start/end date1/01/9830/12/02


  • transmission of values
  • agology
  • developmental psychology
  • sexuality education

Flemish discipline codes

  • Psychology and cognitive sciences
  • Pedagogical and educational sciences
  • Basic sciences
  • Sociology and anthropology