ERIC Number: EJ634394
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2001
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Adolescent Sexuality: Disentangling the Effects of Family Structure and Family Content.
Davis, Erin Calhoun; Friel, Lisa V.
Journal of Marriage and Family, v63 n3 p669-81 Aug 2001
Growing up in single parent, step parent, cohabiting, or lesbian families has been suggested to have negative effects on adolescent sexual behavior. However, analysis reveals that family structure does not significantly influence adolescents' sexual initiation. Rather, family context-more specifically the mother-child relationship-is associated with adolescent sexual debut. (BF)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
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