ERIC Number: EJ484098
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1994
Explaining Race and Gender Differences in Adolescent Sexual Behavior.
Lauritsen, Janet L.
Social Forces, v72 n3 p859-83 Mar 1994
Longitudinal data from the National Youth Survey indicate that, in general, social control variables, such as attachment to family and educational aspirations, significantly predicted sexual activity among white adolescents, while strain variables, such as perceived inability to achieve educational goals, predicted sexual behavior of black females. Neither type of variable explained the sexuality of black male youth. (SV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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