Child, Youth, and Family Studies, Department of


Date of this Version

Summer 7-20-2015


Liu, W., Dennis, J., & Edwards, C.P. (2015). Chinese parents' perspectives on adolescent sexuality education. International Journal of Sexual Health,


Structural equation modeling was used to examine a model of factors related to Chinese parents‟ level of involvement in sexuality education for adolescents. Greater parental education was indirectly related to parents‟ engagement in sexuality education through its relationship with more traditional cultural values, greater perceived knowledge of sexuality, and increased quality of the parent-child relationship. The model was found to be largely consistent regardless of the gender of the parent or child and the residence of the family. Results demonstrate that there are multiple pathways to consider within the topic of Chinese parental involvement in sexuality education.