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ERIC Number: EJ837266
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1554-6128
Texas Abstinence Educators' Self-Efficacy to Motivate Youth Sexual Abstinence
Rasberry, Catherine N.; Goodson, Patricia; Buhi, Eric R.; Pruitt, B. E.; Wilson, Kelly; Suther, Sandra
American Journal of Sexuality Education, v2 n3 p59-78 Sep 2007
Authors examined self-efficacy to motivate abstinent behavior (among youth) in a sample of instructors teaching abstinence-only-until-marriage education in Texas (N = 104). Sixty-one percent of the sample had been trained/certified to teach abstinence education. Instructors (mostly female and White) were more confident motivating students to maintain abstinent behavior than motivating change from sexual activity to abstinence (t = 9.354, df = 97). Regression modeling revealed "age" and "beliefs that abstinence education is theory-based" as significant predictors of confidence to motivate both abstinence maintenance and change. Additionally, ethnicity [being non-white ([beta] = -0.234, p = 0.030)] significantly predicted confidence to motivate behavior "change". (Contains 7 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas