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ERIC Number: EJ796406
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 17
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-0192-513X
Mother-Daughter Communication about Sex and Sexual Intercourse among Middle- to Upper-Class African American Girls
Usher-Seriki, Kimberly K.; Bynum, Mia Smith; Callands, Tamora A.
Journal of Family Issues, v29 n7 p901-917 2008
This study investigated linkages between various dimensions of mother-daughter communication about sex and sexual intercourse in a sample of 274 middle- to upper-income African American adolescent girls, drawn from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health. Logistic regression analysis revealed that girls who reported closer relationships with their mothers were less likely to have had sexual intercourse. They were more likely to report a history of sexual intercourse when their mothers communicated frequently about sexual topics and when daughters perceived their mothers as being more approving of premarital sex. Daughters were less likely to be sexually active when their mothers reported more discussions related to the negative consequences of premarital sex and to delaying sexual intercourse for moral reasons. The implications of these findings for upwardly mobile African American families are discussed. (Contains 2 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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