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Flores, Dalmacio; Docherty, Sharron L.; Relf, Michael V.; McKinney, Ross E.; Barroso, Julie V. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2019
Sex communication interventions facilitate positive sexual health outcomes with heterosexual adolescents. The same has yet to be established for male youth with same-sex attractions, behaviors, and identities. Our study describes the experiences of gay, bisexual, and queer (GBQ)-identifying adolescent males with parent-child sex communication. We…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Interpersonal Relationship, LGBTQ People, Males
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Olmstead, Spencer B.; Conrad, Kathryn A.; Anders, Kristin M. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2018
Our study was guided by a developmental lens (emerging adulthood) and the theory of symbolic interaction as we attended to the meanings and definitions that contextualize expectations for engaging in hookups while attending college. Using a directed approach to qualitative content analysis, we examined first semester college men's and women's (N =…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Sexuality, Intimacy, Dating (Social)
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Eisenberg, Anna; Bauermeister, Jose A.; Pingel, Emily; Johns, Michelle Marie; Santana, Matthew Leslie – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2011
Conceptualizations of safer sex practices among young gay men (YGM) are frequently structured around communication between partners and the subsequent utilization or absence of condoms in a sexual encounter. Drawing on a sample of 34 in-depth interviews with YGM, ages 18 to 24, the authors explore the ways in which conceptualizations and…
Descriptors: Safety, Homosexuality, Males, Sex Education
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Jones, Rachel K.; Biddlecom, Ann E.; Hebert, Luciana; Mellor, Ruth – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2011
Based on semistructured interviews with a racially and ethnically diverse sample of 58 U.S. high school students, this study examines teens' exposure to contraceptive information from a range of sources and the extent to which they trust this information. Teens report exposure to contraceptive information from many individuals and places, most…
Descriptors: Contraception, Adolescents, Adolescent Attitudes, Interviews
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Suvivuo, Pia; Tossavainen, Kerttu; Kontula, Osmo – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2010
This study examined what kinds of sexual scripts were found in Finnish girls' narratives, what elements those scripts included and how different scripts were associated with sexually risky behavior. The data were comprised of the narratives of 173 14-15-year-old girls regarding their experiences in sexually motivating situations. The narratives…
Descriptors: Scripts, Sex Education, Females, Adolescents
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Abdulraheem, I. S.; Fawole, O. I. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2009
The prevalence and correlates of HIV-related risk behaviors among adolescents and youths in Nigeria are poorly documented. This study aims at determining the prevalence and correlates of HIV-related risk behaviors among adolescents and youths in order to plan appropriate intervention measures. This is a descriptive cross-sectional survey using…
Descriptors: Group Discussion, Incidence, Focus Groups, Sexually Transmitted Diseases
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Carroll, Jason S.; Padilla-Walker, Laura M.; Nelson, Larry J.; Olson, Chad D.; McNamara Barry, Carolyn; Madsen, Stephanie D. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2008
This study examined correlates of pornography acceptance and use within a normative (nonclinical) population of emerging adults (individuals aged 18-26). Participants included 813 university students (500 women; M age = 20 years) recruited from six college sites across the United States. Participants completed online questionnaires regarding their…
Descriptors: Pornography, Use Studies, Sexuality, Females
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Bauman, Laurie J.; Karasz, Alison; Hamilton, Adaoha – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2007
Although interventions based on cognitive theories can reduce rates of unsafe sexual behavior in adolescents, effect sizes remain small. This study was a qualitative investigation of inner-city adolescents' intentions to use condoms following participation in an intensive safer sex program. In-depth interviews with 26 adolescents were analyzed…
Descriptors: Prevention, Intention, Disease Control, Adolescents