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Table 7 Personal attitudes regarding the role of family and friends

From: Personal beliefs and social norms regarding the sexual exploitation of girls in age-disparate transactional sexual relationships in Brazil: a mixed-methods study

  Response Age group Gender
Phrases Agree or totally agree Don’t agree nor disagree Disagree or totally disagree No answer Df = 12 Df = 5
You think… n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) x2, p-value x2, p-value
The family is responsible for the sexual behavior of a girl 219 (53.2) 64 (15.5) 125 (30.3) 4 (1.0) 10.950, 0.533 27.711, < 0.001
The family is judged by the girl's sexual behavior 254 (61.6) 65 (15.8) 91 (22.1) 2 (0.5) 8.155, 0.773 2.498, 0.476
Girls that get involved with men are seen as popular by other girls 202 (49.0) 51 (12.4) 153 (37.1) 6 (1.5) 10.249, 0.594 20.609, < 0.001
Female friends encourage each other to have relationships with men 303 (73.5) 45 (10.9) 62 (15.1) 2 (0.5) 12.067, 0.440 25.012, < 0.001