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ERIC Number: EJ887385
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-1554-6128
Sexual Behaviors during the First Year of College: An Exploratory Comparison of First and Second Semester Freshmen
Vail-Smith, Karen; Maguire, Rachel L.; Brinkley, Jason; Burke, Sloane
American Journal of Sexuality Education, v5 n2 p171-188 2010
The transition from high school to college offers adolescents more freedom that may result in increased risky sexual behaviors. This exploratory study examines sexual behaviors of freshmen. Half of participants completed a questionnaire during the first week of college and the other half during the last week of their freshmen year. Significant differences in sexual behaviors between the semesters and subgroups of students who may be more likely to engage in high risk behaviors are identified. The results suggest that freshmen need more effective targeted educational programming about the importance of condom use in preventing sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and pregnancy.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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