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ERIC Number: EJ955995
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 12
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ISSN: ISSN-1087-3244
Parental Youth Assets and Sexual Activity: Differences by Race/Ethnicity
Tolma, Eleni L.; Oman, Roy F.; Vesely, Sara K.; Aspy, Cheryl B.; Beebe, Laura; Fluhr, Janene
American Journal of Health Behavior, v35 n5 p513-524 Sep 2011
Objectives: To examine how the relationship between parental-related youth assets and youth sexual activity differed by race/ethnicity. Methods: A random sample of 976 youth and their parents living in a Midwestern city participated in the study. Multivariate logistic regression analyses were conducted for 3 major ethnic groups controlling for the other demographics. Results: Parental monitoring had the strongest association with sexual abstinence for all 3 ethnic/racial groups. Family communication and relationship with mother were also important for white and black youth respectively. Conclusions: Parental youth assets, especially parental monitoring, can be important in the decision to delay sexual intercourse.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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