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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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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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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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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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Blinn-Pike, Lynn; Berger, Thomas J.; Hewett, John; Oleson, Jacob – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2004
This study was a longitudinal follow-up of 697 early adolescents from 20 schools in Missouri, investigating students who, in 1997, indicated on a survey of sexual attitudes and behaviors that they had not had sexual intercourse. They completed the Reasons for Abstinence Scale (RAS) by identifying those items that were reasons why they had not had…
Descriptors: Early Adolescents, Sexuality, Predictor Variables, Risk
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Dodge, Tonya; Jaccard, James – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2002
Compared sexual risk behavior of female athletes and nonathletes. Examined mediation, reverse mediation, spurious effects, and moderated causal models, using as potential mediators physical development, educational aspirations, self-esteem, attitudes toward pregnancy, involvement in a romantic relationship, age, ethnicity, and social class. Found…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Athletes, Females, Junior High School Students
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Kaplan, Celia P.; Erickson, Pamela I.; Juarez-Reyes, Maria – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2002
Explored the influence of demographic, sociocultural, and risk proneness indicators on age at first intercourse, number of lifetime sexual partners, and number of pregnancies among Latina adolescents. Found gender role orientation delays first intercourse, but following that, acculturation and substance experimentation are more important…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Adolescents, Cultural Background, Cultural Influences