Ethnic Differences in Sexual Guilt between Anglo-Canadians and Franco-Quebecois Emerging Adults: The Mediating Roles of Family and Religion

Ethnic Differences in Sexual Guilt between Anglo-Canadians and Franco-Quebecois Emerging Adults: The Mediating Roles of Family and Religion

Ethnic Differences in Sexual Guilt between Anglo-Canadians and Franco-Quebecois Emerging Adults: The Mediating Roles of Family and Religion

Ethnic Differences in Sexual Guilt between Anglo-Canadians and Franco-Quebecois Emerging Adults: The Mediating Roles of Family and Religions

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Référence bibliographique [217]

Gravel, Emilie Eve, Young, Marta, Olavarria-Turner, Marcela et Lee, Andrea Ming Si. 2011. «Ethnic Differences in Sexual Guilt between Anglo-Canadians and Franco-Quebecois Emerging Adults: The Mediating Roles of Family and Religion ». The Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality, vol. 20, no 4, p. 129-142.

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1. Objectifs


Intentions :
«The first goal of the present study was to compare leveIs of sexual guilt in Anglo-Canadian and Franco-Quebecois emerging adults. […] Our second goal was to determine whether ethnic differences in sexual guilt were mediated by differences in parental sexual permissiveness and participant’s religiosity.» (p. 132-133)

Questions/Hypothèses :
«Based on the reported differences in sexual permissiveness between these ethnic groups, and the expected association of sexual permissiveness with sexual guilt, we hypothesized that Franco-Quebecois would report lower levels of sexual guilt than Anglo-Canadians. […] We [also] hypothesized that Franco-Quebecois ethnicity would be associated with greater parental permissiveness and lower participant religiosity compared to Anglo-Canadian ethnicity.» (p. 132)

2. Méthode


Échantillon/Matériau :
«Two hundred and sixty-nine students (155 females, 114 males) enrolled in post secondary institutions of the Ottawa-Gatineau region participated in this study. The sample consisted of 167 Anglo-Canadians and 102 Franco-Quebecois. Participants were aged between 18-27 years-old (M = 21, SD = 2.05).» (p. 133)

Instruments :
Questionnaire

Type de traitement des données :
Analyse statistique

3. Résumé


«The results provided support for our hypothesis that Euro-Canadian ethnic groups differed in their levels of sexual guilt. It was found that Anglo-Canadians reported higher levels of sexual guilt than Franco-Quebecois. […] The results also suggested that Franco-Quebecois ethnicity was associated with greater parental sexual permissiveness and lower religiosity. […] Furthermore, lower parental permissiveness was associated with greater sexual guilt, lending support to past studies on parental sexual attitudes and sexual guilt (Herold & Goodwin, 1981; Propper & Brown, 1986) and to the idea that parents continue to maintain an important influence on their children during emerging adulthood (Zarit & Egebeen, 2002). […] Greater participant religiosity was also associated with greater sexual guilt, lending further empirical support to the positive relationship between religiosity and sexual guilt (Cowden & Bradshaw, 2007; Davidson et al., 2004; Gunderson & McCary, 1979; Weis, 1983; Young & Hubbard, 1992). […] Congruent with our second hypothesis, multiple mediation analysis indicated that ethnic differences in sexual guilt were mediated by differences in parental permissiveness and religiosity. […] Overall, the results of the present study suggest that examining the mediating role of sociocultural factors is an important avenue to better understand ethnic differences in sexual guilt.» (p. 137-138)