African-American and Latina Inner-City Girls’ Reports of Romantic and Sexual Development

  title={African-American and Latina Inner-City Girls’ Reports of Romantic and Sexual Development},
  author={Lucia F. O’Sullivan and Heino F L Meyer-Bahlburg},
  journal={Journal of Social and Personal Relationships},
  pages={221 - 238}
Scripts that specify cultural expectations regarding appropriate sexual and romantic conduct become especially salient during adolescence. Fifty-seven African-American and Latina girls (10–13 years) from impoverishedneighborhoods of New York City participated in one of eight semi-structuredgroup interviews to assess girls’ perceptions of the scripts guiding sexual and romantic development. As expected, the social and cultural contexts of early adolescent African-American and Latina girls… 

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