Tabuthemen in der Adoleszenz

Les thèmes tabous dans l'adolescence

Taboo themes in adolescence

Abstract

Little is known about taboos between teenagers and their parents. This study investigated taboo themes during adolescence. 854 participants were given a list of 37 themes upon which they decided whether a theme was a taboo to them in their families. Compared to mid- and late adolescence, a significantly higher frequency of taboo themes was stated in early adolescence. Thoughts of suicide and sexual fears were the predominant taboo themes among all ages. Results suggest that themes concealed as taboos should be considered as important elements of the parent–adolescent communication. Implications for a purposeful communication with teenagers are discussed.

Zusammenfassung

Es gibt kaum Informationen über die Existenz von Tabuthemen zwischen Jugendlichen und ihren Eltern. 854 Schülern wurde eine Liste von 37 jugendspezifischen Themen vorgelegt, in der sie angeben konnten, bei welchem es sich für sie um ein Tabuthema handelt. Im Vergleich zur mittleren und späten Adoleszenz gab es die meisten Tabunennungen in der frühen Adoleszenz. Selbstmordgedanken und sexuelle Ängste wurden in allen drei Abschnitten am häufigsten genannt. Unsere Ergebnisse verweisen auf verborgene Themen, die in der familiären Kommunikation mehr beachtet werden sollten. Vorschläge für eine gezielte Kommunikation mit Jugendlichen werden gemacht.

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Kropiunigg, U., N. Madu, S. & Barth, A. Tabuthemen in der Adoleszenz. Psychotherapie Forum 14, 165–171 (2006). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00729-006-0166-x

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Keywords

  • Adolescence
  • Taboo
  • Family
  • Parents
  • Sexuality
  • Suicide
  • Violence

Schlüsselwörter

  • Adoleszenz
  • Tabu
  • Familie
  • Eltern
  • Sexualität
  • Selbstmord
  • Gewalt