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ERIC Number: EJ785645
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 7
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 26
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-8756-5943
Adolescent Sexuality Related Beliefs and Differences by Sexual Experience Status
Tolma, Eleni L.; Oman, Roy F.; Vesely, Sara K.; Aspy, Cheryl B.; Rodine, Sharon; Marshall, LaDonna; Fluhr, Janene
Health Educator, v39 n1 p3-9 Spr 2007
Purpose: To examine if attitudes toward premarital sex, beliefs about peer influence, and family communication about sexual relationships differ by sexual experience status. Methods: Data were collected from a randomly selected ethnically diverse youth sample (N = 1,318) residing in two Midwestern cities. The primary method used in data analysis was logistic regression. Results: More sexually experienced youth believed that many of their friends were already sexually active, and reported talking with their parents about STD prevention than sexually inexperienced youth. However, more sexually inexperienced youth reported cautious premarital attitudes than did experienced youth. Conclusion: Attitudes and beliefs regarding adolescent sexual activity differ based on sexual experience status. Implications for health promotion practice are being discussed. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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