ERIC Number: EJ615430
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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Demographic, Biological, Psychological, and Social Predictors of the Timing of First Intercourse.
Meschke, Laurie L.; Zweig, Janine M.; Barber, Bonnie L.; Eccles, Jacquelynne S.
Journal of Research on Adolescence, v10 n3 p315-38 2000
Used a bio-psychosocial approach to examine predictors of onset of sexual intercourse among adolescents interviewed at ages 13-14, 16-17, and 22-23 years. Found that for girls, always-married parents and less dating alone predicted later first intercourse. Earlier timing of first intercourse for boys was related to associating with peers with lower achievement orientation and greater importance of popularity. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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