Wednesday Seminar

Seminar No.  969
 June 21, 2017 Time: 12:30 – 13:30 hrs. Room Rajawadee (326)

Sexual Values: An Analysis of Perceived Family Support and Big Five Personalities among Thai Adolescent student

By:  Ms. Busakorn Sangkaew, Ph.D. student

Abstract

The tendency of the experience of sexual behavior in Thai adolescent increased every year. From the year 2010 to 2014, nearly half of boy students who study in vocational school and one-quarter of those who study in secondary school had ever been engage in Premarital Sexual Intercourse at the same with girl students. Among of them reported that they had sexual intercourse experience before aged 15 and ever been had sexual with female sex worker, other women, and same sex with boy students. While the incident of reproductive health problem namely sexual transmitted infection diseases, HIV and unwanted pregnancy have gradually increased among these adolescent students every year. Although, many projects from the government and private sectors are providing them in order to prove their attitudes about safe sex but the whole outcomes of health problem incident and sexual behavior do not decrease as aspect. It is interesting point to study about the background of Thai adolescent student in the sense of sexual values perception.
 
The purpose of this study is to examine about the association between sexual values, big five personality and perceived family support among Thai adolescent student by using the secondary data from the 2011 Survey on Conditions of Society, Culture, and Mental Health conducted by the Thai National Statistical Office. After clean data, the study population drawn from 730 students who aged 15 to 19 years which was consisting male 294 cases and female 441 cases. To analyze the hypothetical effect between predicting factors through mediated variables on sexual values of adolescent. Structural Equation Modeling is applied for establish and test the hypothetical effect between predicting factor (Big five personalities) through mediated variables (perceived family support) on adolescents’ sexual values (premarital sexual intercourse and homosexuality).

Moderator:  Mr.Alongkorn Pekalee