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Internet-Mediated Dating/Romance of Mauritian Early Adolescents: A Grounded Theory Analysis
University of Mauritius. (Social Work and Social Policy)ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0886-7402
2008 (English)In: International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Society, ISSN 1863-0383, Vol. 6, no 1, 34-59 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study focused on describing the ecology of Mauritian early adolescents’ Internet- mediated dating/romance. It used a grounded theory analysis of 136 narrative interviews and eight focus group discussions from Mauritian early adolescents (10-14 years old). The main findings were that (a) within a conservative society like Mauritius, cyberspace has become the new secret environment for early adolescents to experience, understand, learn and fantasise dating/romantic behaviour; (b) Internet-mediated dating/romantic patterns described by the early adolescents in Mauritius is somewhat similar to those patterns identified in face-to-face dating/romance within the western context; (c) contrary to some common beliefs, Mauritian early adolescents’ Internet-mediated dating/romance is not idealised by sexual activities, but rather by the approval of their parents for relationships, marriage and having children.

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Swinburne, Australia, 2008. Vol. 6, no 1, 34-59 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-13086OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-13086DiVA: diva2:556174
Available from: 2012-09-24 Created: 2012-09-24 Last updated: 2017-01-10Bibliographically approved

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