The winding road to womanhood - Adolescents´ attitudes towards womanhood
The winding road to womanhood - Adolescents´ attitudes towards womanhood
Document number : 219351
Created by: Gun Rembeck, 2017-09-01
Last revised by: Ronny Gunnarsson, 2017-11-13
Document created in: James Cook University


1. Summary

Abstract for the general public

When entering adolescence, girls face a number of challenges in areas such as the parent-adolescent relationship, development of the self and identity, an expanding network of social relationships, pubertal changes and the development of sexuality. This project aimed to provide better understanding of these


Ronny Gunnarsson
Adjunct Professor at University of Gothenburg, Sweden, Avdelningen för samhällsmedicin och folkhälsa, Närhälsan FoU-centrum Södra Älvsborg
Margareta Möller
Leg. Sjukgymnast, Universitetssjukvårdens forskningscentrum

Workplaces involved in this project

Added workplaces

International research groups / platforms - Individual Self-esteem and Transition to Adolescence with Respect (ISTAR) [2013 - ]
Regioner - Västra Götalandsregionen - Närhälsan - FoU primärvård - Närhälsan FoU-centrum Södra Älvsborg workplace verified by Västra Götalandsregionen on 2018-02-27 [2004 - ]

2. In depth information

Scientific title

The winding road to womanhood - Adolescents´ attitudes towards womanhood

3. Ethics and information for classification purposes

Waiver of the need for individual consent

A waiver of the need for individual consent is not and will not be applied for

Date commenced


4. Outcome

Date completed


Publications from this project

  1. Sudbury Canada: Second international ISTAR Conference, Sudbury Canada, June 18-21 2015: Journey to adulthood: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual pathways.; 2015.
  2. Göteborg: Göteborgs Universitet, Sahlgrenskaakademin, Avdelningen för samhällsmedicin och folkhälsa; 2008. ISBN 978-91-628-7493-3.
  3. Transition to puberty as experienced by 12-year-old Swedish girls.
    [Tolvåriga flickors upplevelse av att gå in i puberteten]
    Rembeck GI, Hermansson E.
    The Journal of school nursing : the official publication of the National Association of School Nurses 2008:24(5):326-34.
  4. Rembeck GR, Hermansson EH.
    Cairns Australien: Futures of Transitions: Perspectives of Change. From Childhood to Adulthood in self-esteem, body-esteem and identities in the 21st Century; 2008.
  5. Improving pre- and postmenarcheal 12-year-old girls' attitudes toward menstruation.
    [Nytt strukturerat, interaktivt, multisensoriskt lärande i grupp (IML) - påverka attityden till menstruation hos 12-åriga flickor]
    Health care for women international 2004:25(7):680-98.

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