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Adolescents' Beliefs Towards Sex: the Case of Saint-Petersburg Vocational School Students
Sexual socialization is the process of the human development that influences one’s gender identity, sexuality, sexual behavior, sex values and attitudes. In the case of absence of sex education, the main agents of adolescent sexual socialization are their significant others, or family and friends. The current research is dedicated to examining teenagers’ sex attitudes formation by their social environment. In particular, we investigate which information about sex teenagers receive from their family and friends and how does it differ. We analyze 73 semi-structured interviews with Saint-Petersburg vocational school students in the age from 16 to 19. The data was collected in the context of the LSES longitudinal study and the research project ‘Risk behaviours and teen health’, the method of analysis is categorization performed with the open coding.