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ERIC Number: EJ1161099
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jan
Pages: 44
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0272-4316
Positive Youth Development Interventions Impacting the Sexual Health of Young Minority Adolescents: A Systematic Review
Harris, LaNita W.; Cheney, Marshall K.
Journal of Early Adolescence, v38 n1 p74-117 Jan 2018
A systematic literature review was conducted to assess the utility of Positive Youth Development (PYD) concepts in promoting positive sexual health behaviors in young minority adolescents (n = 12 studies). Interventions reported significant associations between PYD-focused interventions and ever having sex, sexual partners in the last 30 days, using protection at the last sexual encounter, and decreased pregnancy rates. Outcomes were reviewed by age, gender, PYD constructs, cultural tailoring of interventions, and retention rates. Few interventions focused exclusively on young minority adolescents. PYD can be an effective tool in promoting sexual health in younger minority adolescents, but additional research is needed to determine beneficial strategies for this age group and timing of interventions. Recommendations for future studies include additional guidance on operationalization of PYD concepts, effective cultural tailoring methods, dosage of intervention components, and de-linking minority status from socioeconomic status (SES) and high-risk behaviors.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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