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ERIC Number: EJ1084532
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1554-6128
Sources of Information on Sex and Antecedents of Early Sexual Initiation among Urban Latino Youth
Fuxman, Shai; De Los Santos, Sabrina; Finkelstein, Daniel; Landon, Mary Kay; O'Donnell, Lydia
American Journal of Sexuality Education, v10 n4 p333-350 2015
The study examined the relationship between young adolescents' sources of information on sex and precursors to sexual activity. Surveys were conducted with 3,940 Latino sixth grade students. According to results, girls who received information from their parents were less likely to engage in sex precursors. For boys, getting information from other adults was negatively associated with engagement in sexual precursors. Getting information from peers was associated with a higher likelihood to engage in sexual precursors for both genders. This study highlights the importance of parent-child communication about sex and physical development, particularly for girls.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 6; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools; Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) (NIH)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: 1R01HD06208401