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ERIC Number: EJ859257
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1446-5442
Reckless Behaviour and Sexual Practices of Emerging Adult Women
Mullis, Ronald L.; Byno, Lucy H.; Shriner, Michael; Mullis, Ann K.
Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, v9 p34-46 2009
Relations between reckless behaviour and sexual practices of emerging adult women (ages 18-25) within a social cognitive theoretical perspective were examined. In addition, relations between self esteem, sexual attitudes and sexual behaviour were also examined. The Sexual Experience Inventory, Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale, Hendrick Sexual Attitude Scale, and the Reckless Behaviour Questionnaire were administered to 364 undergraduate college women with a mean age of 19.8 years. With implications for further research and health education, findings indicated that emerging adult women engaged in a broad range of sexual behaviour that was predicted by the level of their reckless behaviour and sexual attitudes including sexual practices and permissiveness. (Contains 5 tables.)
University of Newcastle. School of Education, Callaghan, NSW 2308, Australia. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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