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ERIC Number: ED435935
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 25
Abstractor: N/A
An Examination of Attitudinal Differences Concerning Teenage Sexuality: The Impact of Gender and Divorce.
Andres, E. A.; Gilman, David
This study examines whether responses to questions concerning teenage sexual activity and teenage pregnancy differ by gender and by the marital status of the respondent's parents. A questionnaire was completed by 231 students attending a college in the Midwest. A number of significant differences were found in the analysis. Subjects from intact families appear to hold more conservative attitudes concerning teenage sexuality and teenage pregnancy than those whose parents are divorced. Subjects from divorced homes viewed early sexual behavior and the consequences of teenage pregnancy less negatively. Studies have consistently shown that subjects from intact families were less comfortable turning to their parents for answers to questions about sex, believing that their parents would disapprove if they knew that their teenager was sexually active. The questionnaire is appended. (Contains 16 references.) (JDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A