n Gender and Behaviour - Health behaviour, decision making and perceived parenting : are male and female learners significantly different?
|Article Title||Health behaviour, decision making and perceived parenting : are male and female learners significantly different?|
|© Publisher:||IFE Centre for Psychological Studies (ICPS)|
|Journal||Gender and Behaviour|
|Affiliations||1 University of the Western Cape, 2 University of the Western Cape and 3 University of the Western Cape|
|Publication Date||Jan 2016|
|Pages||6860 - 6873|
|Keyword(s)||Adolescence, Decision making, Gender, Healthy lifestyle behaviours, Learners and Parenting|
The study aimed to establish the perceived parenting styles, decision making styles and engagement in healthy lifestyle behaviours of male and female learners in secondary schools in the Western Cape, South Africa. A cross-sectional comparative design was implemented. The sample consisted of 457 Grade 9 learners from the Overberg Educational District. The mean age for the sample was 16 years (SD = 1.45), made up of more female (53.8%) than male (46.2%) participants. Both descriptive and inferential statistical analyses were used. When testing for differences between male and female learners using MANOVA, no significant main effects were found. The findings, therefore, suggest that authoritative parenting, vigilant decision making and frequent engagement in healthy lifestyle behaviours were the most prevalent behaviours amongst male and female learners.
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