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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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Zhao, Jessie; Lau, May; Vermette, David; Liang, David; Flores, Glenn – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2017
Asian American adolescents have been reported to have the lowest amount of communication with health care providers regarding sexual health topics (sexual activity, contraception, sexually transmitted infections, and pregnancy prevention). This study identified Asian American adolescents' attitudes/beliefs regarding how health care providers can…
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Sexuality, Adolescents, Contraception
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Cederbaum, Julie A. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2012
Mother-daughter communication plays an influential role in adolescent development. The impact of maternal HIV infection on family communication is not clear. This study explores how living with HIV impacts sexual risk communication between mothers and daughters and whether maternal HIV status influences adolescent choices about engagement in HIV…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Adolescent Development, Mothers, Daughters
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Morgan, Elizabeth M.; Zurbriggen, Eileen L. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2012
The present study identified emerging adults' self-generated sexual values and sources of sexual values upon entering college and a year later to assess how these values and sources may have changed. Participants included 148 college students (86 women and 62 men) who were 17 to 19 years old at Time 1 (M = 18.1). Generative coding revealed seven…
Descriptors: Criteria, Intimacy, Social Values, Gender Differences
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Lau, May; Markham, Christine; Lin, Hua; Flores, Glenn; Chacko, Mariam R. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2009
Dating behaviors and sexual attitudes of Asian-American youth were examined in a cross-sectional, mixed-methods study in the context of adherence to Asian values, measured by the Asian Values Scale (AVS). In all, 31 Asian-American adolescents (age 14-18 years old) from a Houston community center were interviewed regarding dating behaviors and…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Sexuality, Community Centers, Dating (Social)
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Afifi, Tamara D.; Joseph, Andrea; Aldeis, Desiree – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2008
This study examined how parents and adolescents talk about sex with each other and how that influences their anxiety and avoidance tendencies. When parents were receptive, informal, and composed during the conversations, their adolescents were less anxious and, in turn, were less avoidant. The child's perception of the parent's communication…
Descriptors: Speech Communication, Adolescents, Parents, Sexuality
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Kutner, Lawrence A.; Olson, Cheryl K.; Warner, Dorothy E.; Hertzog, Sarah M. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2008
Public policy efforts to restrict children's access to electronic games with violent or sexual content are often predicated on assumptions about parental concerns. As an initial step in determining whether those assumptions are accurate, the authors conduct focus groups of 21 adolescent boys and 21 of their parents or guardians to explore parents'…
Descriptors: Video Games, Public Policy, Parent Attitudes, Violence
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Matyastik Baier, Margaret E.; Wampler, Karen S. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2008
This qualitative study of 14 Southern Baptist mother-daughter dyads uses grounded theory to explore the attitudes these mothers and daughters hold toward sexuality, religiosity, and spirituality, in addition to how they communicate with each other about these topics. Themes that emerge from the data include abstinence before marriage, lack of…
Descriptors: Mothers, Daughters, Parent Child Relationship, Adolescents
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Kim, Janna L.; Ward, L. Monique – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2007
Although parents greatly influence children's early understandings of sexuality, little is known about how sexual communication transpires in Asian American families. Accordingly, the authors examined the amount and type of parental sexual communication recalled by 165 Asian American college students. Parents were perceived as providing very…
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Family (Sociological Unit), Asian Culture, Parent Child Relationship
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McKee, M. Diane; Karasz, Alison – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2006
The considerable risk of negative consequences of unprotected intercourse underscores a need to better understand how Latina adolescent girls acquire the skills to manage the risks associated with sexuality. The authors used in-depth qualitative interviews with mothers and their daughters to examine communication related to sexuality with the goal…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Sexuality, Disease Control, Hispanic Americans
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Lefkowitz, Eva S. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2005
Emerging adulthood involves a number of developmental changes, including in the areas of interpersonal relations, religious views, and sexuality. The current study examined individuals' perceptions of changes in these areas as a result of the transition to university. Participants (N = 205, 61% female, age range 18 to 25) responded to open-ended…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Religion, Young Adults, Interpersonal Relationship
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O'Sullivan, Lucia F.; Meyer-Bahlburg, Heino F. L.; Watkins, Beverly X. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2001
Focus groups were used to examine mother-daughter communication about sexuality among urban African American and Latina mothers and daughters from 2 age groups: 6 to 9 years, and 10 to 13 years. Analyses indicated that beneficial communication may be preempted by the antagonistic positions adopted by daughters and mothers as daughters advance…
Descriptors: Black Youth, Children, Daughters, Early Adolescents
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Whitaker, Daniel J.; Miller, Kim S. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2000
Examined how parent-adolescent communication about initiating sex and using condoms influenced the relationship between peer norms and behavior among African American and Hispanic adolescents. Found that peer norms were more strongly related to behavior among adolescents who had not discussed sex or condoms. Communication was also related to teens…
Descriptors: Adolescent Behavior, Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Blacks
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Jaccard, James; Dittus, Patricia J.; Gordon, Vivian V. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2000
This study explored topic-specific reservations about discussing sex and birth control among inner-city African American mothers and their 14- to 17-year-olds. Findings showed that reservations predicted communication behavior beyond that predicted by general family environment variables. Interaction effects suggested differential impact of…
Descriptors: Adolescent Attitudes, Adolescent Behavior, Adolescent Development, Adolescents