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Development of Love Schemata of the Adolescence
|Issue Date: ||2012-12-11 15:41:04 (UTC+8)|
This study aims to explore the structure and development of adolescent love schemata and compare gender and regional differences.
Based on the findings of the empirical research, the study hopes to establish reliable related measures for the affective education and counseling of adolescents in the future.
The participants included students of two classes in each grade from Grade four to Grade nine in Cianjin Primary School, and Cianjin Junior High School in Cianjin District, and Chung-Lu Primary School and Alian Junior High School in Alian District. With the approval of the parents, the research produced 376 valid questionnaires for analysis. The participants were divided into twenty-four groups according to grade, region and gender. The data were analyzed using content analysis, thematic categorization, and frequency distribution. The research findings were presented using frequency distribution tables, radar charts, trend charts, diagrams, and qualitative description.
The results in the present study are summarized as follows:
1. Adolescent love consisted of three major schemata: simple combined schema, simple break-up schema and complicated combine-break-up schema. Simple combined schema was the prototype of love schema and complicated combine-break-up schema was the post-phase developmental type.
2. Major schemata consisted of several sub-schemata. Physical contact and apprehending break-up subschemata generally grew while true love and marriage subschemata generally declined over the years.
3. Gender differences: complicated combine-break-up schemata and apprehending break-up schemata developed faster in females than males. The percentages of verbal and symbolic love schemata were higher in females while those of sex and gift schemata were higher in males. Taboo schemata and dating activity schemata demonstrated reverse growth and decline in gender and grade. Growth in males and decline in females was observed in taboo schemata, while the opposite was observed in dating activity schemata. In non-sex physical contact schemata and combined emotion schemata, no obvious developmental growth was observed in males while females showed otherwise as they got older.
4. This study could not reveal structural and developmental differences in the love schemata of the adolescents in the high social fluidity region and those in the low social fluidity one.
Based on the research processes and results, limitations and suggestions are proposed for future study.
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