Worthman, Carol M.. Social change in adolescent sexual behavior, mate selection, and premarital pregancy rates in a Kikuyu community

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: Social change in adolescent sexual behavior, mate selection, and premarital pregancy rates in a Kikuyu community

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Ethos -- Vol. 15, no. 2

Published By: Original publisher Ethos -- Vol. 15, no. 2 Berkeley, Calif.: University of California Press. 1987. 145-165 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Carol M. Worthman and John W. M. Whiting

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2010. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Gikuyu (FL10)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Premarital sex relations (836); Conception (842); Community structure (621); Extended families (596); Adolescent activities (883); Puberty and initiation (881); Techniques of socialization (861); Sex training (864); Social personality (156); Sexual stimulation (832); Sexual intercourse (833); Marriage (580); Ethics (577);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This study discusses adolescent fertility and marriage patterns in Ngecha village, Kenya. Comparing data from 1950 with that of 1980, the study shows substantial increases in rate of unwed motherhood. The author accounts this increase to broad cultural changes relating to socialization, adolescent sexual behavior and mate selection.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 13

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. fl10-013

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Journal Article

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 164-165)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1968-1973

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Anthropologists-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Teferi Abate Adem; 2008

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1900-1987

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Ngecha village, Central Province, Kenya

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Kikuyu (African people)


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