Phase II

Phase II uses the validated instruments produced in Phase I to pursue the following objectives through a 3-year longitudinal study of 10 to 14 year-olds. The objectives of Phase II are to: 

  1. Describe gender socialization as an evolving process in different cultural settings from early to later adolescence;
  2. Investigate parental/caregiver and peer influences on gender socialization of young adolescents; 
  3. Understand how the contexts (schools, neighborhoods, media, culturally diverse settings) within which a young adolescent develops moderate parental/adult caregiver influences on gender socialization;
  4. Assess the relationships between gender socialization in early adolescence and both sexuality and subsequent sexual behaviors throughout the adolescent years.

Phase II Sites

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