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ERIC Number: EJ937774
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0140-1971
Do Parents and Peers Matter? A Prospective Socio-Ecological Examination of Substance Use and Sexual Risk among African American Youth
Elkington, Katherine S.; Bauermeister, Jose A.; Zimmerman, Marc A.
Journal of Adolescence, v34 n5 p1035-1047 Oct 2011
We examined the direct contribution of parent and peer risk and promotive factors on youth condom use trajectories, in addition to the indirect influence of these factors via youth's substance use over four years in a sample of urban, African American youth (N = 679; 51% female; M = 14.86 years; SD = 0.65). Growth curve modeling was used to estimate changes in substance use and sexual risk across adolescence and test their association with parent and peer factors. Parent and peer risk factors were strongly associated with increasing substance use as youth aged. Substance use and condom use were interrelated. Parent and peer "risk" factors were indirectly associated with youth condom use; parent and peer "promotive" factors were directly associated with condom use, after accounting for substance use. Findings suggest the value of considering multiple influences on youth risk behavior. (Contains 3 tables and 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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