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ERIC Number: EJ1161101
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jan
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0272-4316
Developmental Assets and Risky Sexual Behaviors among American Indian Youth
Greene, Kaylin M.; Eitle, David; Eitle, Tamela McNulty
Journal of Early Adolescence, v38 n1 p50-73 Jan 2018
This study examined the relationship between developmental assets during early and mid-adolescence and early adult sexual behaviors among American Indians using a subsample from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (N = 465). Grounded in an assets framework, the authors explored the protective role of personal, family, school, and community assets as well as cumulative assets for sexual behaviors including early sexual debut, number of sexual partners, and frequency of condom use. The results indicated that certain assets during early and mid-adolescence, such as self-control, family support, and school attachment, were protective for various risky sexual behaviors in early adulthood. Furthermore, cumulative assets emerged as an important predictor of sexual behaviors. These findings highlight the utility of applying a developmental assets framework to understand protective factors among American Indian youth.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) (NIH); National Institute on Drug Abuse (DHHS/PHS); National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIH//DHHS)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health
Grant or Contract Numbers: P01HD31921; R01DA03446601; 1P20GM10441701A1; 8P20GM10347413