A Lens Comparison of Vocational Education and Training in the Beauty Sectors in Taiwan and the UK


This study presents qualitative research, which is aimed to make an understanding on behavioral relationships between sexes and activities related to sexual relations of male students, as well as to reflect how issues caused by their behavior was. The researcher applied the ethnomethodology approach of Michael Angrosino by doing participant observations and in-depth interviews of 9 male students at 3rd to 4th year level in the Bachelor degree program at Silpakorn University, located in Petchaburi province, Thailand. The researcher used descriptive analysis in order to interpret data and make a conclusion. Results showed that in case of same-sex relationships, it would be rather friendships because of male gender which meant they were not infatuated with the same sex but they chose their friends by consistency of thought, preference, and attitude. The relationship between sexes and sexual relations could be easily happened because there were noticeable stimulus which supported the behavior. These permitted male students to connect with satisfied female and eventually cause sexual relations. It was found that most relations were primarily created by female. Most male students used to have sexual relations with female in dormitory or in hotel and did not use a condom even though they had never met with each other before. Male students who already had lover, it was not a problem for them because of distance. They saw that it was personal feeling, which could not be restrained, and became a challenge thing to have someone else while their lover was not able to know. This sexual interrelation behavior was considered "right" to the students because it was personal issue, it did not cause any problem, and saw that other male students did so. Keywords: Behavioral relationship, sexual relations, male students, Silpakorn University, Thailand

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I-Chun Hsiao, De Montfort University, United Kingdom
Emily Baines, De Montfort University, United Kingdom

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Conference: ACE2013
Stream: Education

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Hsiao I., & Baines E. (2014) A Lens Comparison of Vocational Education and Training in the Beauty Sectors in Taiwan and the UK ISSN: 2186-5892 – The Asian Conference on Education 2013 – Official Conference Proceedings https://doi.org/10.22492/2186-5892.20130240
To link to this article: https://doi.org/10.22492/2186-5892.20130240

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