ERIC Number: EJ636361
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2001
Sexual Activity, Pregnancy, and Deviance in a Representative Urban Sample of African American Girls.
Lanctot, Nadine; Smith, Carolyn A.
Journal of Youth and Adolescence, v30 n3 p349-72 Jun 2001
Studied the relationships among sexual activity, pregnancy, and deviance in a cohort of 196 urban African American adolescent girls and compared the risk factors that predict these behaviors. Results indicate that girls who engage in early sexual activity and those who become pregnant are more likely to be involved in substance abuse and status offenses than others. (SLD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Research supported by the Conseil quebecois de la recherche sociale and the Fonds pour la formation des chercheurs et l'aide a la recherche du Quebec. Data collection supported by Grant 86-JN-CX-0007 from the Office of Justice Programs, Grant 5 R01 DA05512-02 from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and Grant SBR09123299 from the National Science Foundation.