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Mulholland, Monique; Robinson, Kerry; Fisher, Christopher; Pallotta-Chiarolli, Maria – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2021
Parent-child communication about gender and sexuality has received increasing attention since the late 1990s, in response to growing awareness that open dialogue plays a vital role in sex and relationships education, and improving sexual health outcomes for families and young people. However, the insights gained from this literature have been…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sex Education, Parent Child Relationship, Land Settlement
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Mullis, Michaela D.; Kastrinos, Amanda; Wollney, Easton; Taylor, Greenberry; Bylund, Carma L. – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2021
Research indicates that parent-child communication about sexual and reproductive health can improve safe sex practices among adolescents, but barriers to such communication exist. In this systematic review, we thematically synthesised qualitative data in 37 articles on parent-child sexual and reproductive health communication barriers conducted on…
Descriptors: Parent Role, Sexuality, Interpersonal Communication, Parent Child Relationship
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Bismar, Danna; Wang, Chiachih D. C. – Journal of College Counseling, 2021
This study examined the relations among mental illness stigma, parent-child communication about mental health concerns, parent-child acculturation gap, and attitudes toward seeking professional services of college students from immigrant families. Findings from 219 participants indicated significant direct and indirect effects of stigma on…
Descriptors: Mental Disorders, Social Bias, Help Seeking, Parent Child Relationship
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Davis, Kevin C.; Evans, W. Douglas; Kamyab, Kian – Health Education & Behavior, 2013
Background: Although there is debate on the effectiveness of youth-focused abstinence education programs, research confirms that parents can influence their children’s decisions about sexual behavior. To leverage parent-based approaches to adolescent sexual health, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services launched the "Parents Speak Up…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Sexuality, Sex Education, Program Effectiveness
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Tyler, Tee R.; Abetz, Jenna S. – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2021
This study explores communication between parents and LGBTQ children as they jointly negotiate whether to disclose the child's LGBTQ identity to members of their social networks, e.g., extended family. Data includes 11 parent and 11 LGBTQ adult child qualitative interviews. The adult children in this study reported ages from 19 to 43 years. Three…
Descriptors: LGBTQ People, Disclosure, Social Networks, Parent Child Relationship
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Segrin, Chris; Woszidlo, Alesia; Givertz, Michelle; Bauer, Amy; Murphy, Melissa Taylor – Family Relations, 2012
What is colloquially referred to as "helicopter parenting" is a form of overparenting in which parents apply overly involved and developmentally inappropriate tactics to their children who are otherwise able to assume adult responsibilities and autonomy. Overparenting is hypothesized to be associated with dysfunctional family processes…
Descriptors: Parenting Styles, Child Rearing, Young Adults, Parent Child Relationship
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Zurcher, Jessica D. – American Journal of Sexuality Education, 2019
The role and functionality of injunctive norms is an understudied phenomenon within sexual communication processes. Using the theory of normative social behavior (TNSB), the present study examined emergent peer-oriented and authoritative injunctive norms as they relate to the context of parents discussing pornography with adolescent children.…
Descriptors: Peer Influence, Parent Child Relationship, Peer Relationship, Parent Influence
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Keijsers, Loes; Poulin, François – Developmental Psychology, 2013
This study examined how parent-child communication regarding adolescent unsupervised activities develops over the course of adolescence. We used questionnaire data from 390 adolescents (58% girls; 90% European Canadian) who were followed from age 12 to 19. Latent growth curve modeling revealed curvilinear developmental changes that differed for…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Interpersonal Communication, Development, Questionnaires
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Rose, India D.; Friedman, Daniela B.; Annang, Lucy; Spencer, S. Melinda; Lindley, Lisa L. – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2014
Positive perceptions of parent-child communication can influence behavioral outcomes such as sexual behavior and substance use among young people. Parent-child communication has been effective in modifying adverse health outcomes among heterosexual youth; however, limited research has examined the perceptions of parent-child communication among…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Interpersonal Communication, Mixed Methods Research, Focus Groups
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Eckardt, Patricia N.; Eaton, Cynthia; Craig, Madeline; Patterson, Katherine M. – Journal for Leadership and Instruction, 2021
This hypothesis-generating research study provided insight into the impact that social media and online gaming with friends play in the lives of students in third- through sixth-grade during the COVID-19 pandemic. Initially this study began in February 2020 before the pandemic impacted school closures in New York the following month. However, the…
Descriptors: Social Media, Video Games, Internet, Friendship
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Butts, Stefani A.; Kayukwa, Annette; Langlie, Jake; Rodriguez, Violeta J.; Alcaide, Maria L.; Chitalu, Ndashi; Weiss, Stephen M.; Jones, Deborah L. – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2018
In sub-Saharan Africa, young women are at the highest risk of HIV infection. Comprehensive sexuality education and open parent-child communication about sex have been shown to mitigate risky sexual practices associated with HIV. This study aimed to identify sources of HIV prevention knowledge among young women aged 10-14 years and community-based…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Middle School Students, Adolescents, Females
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King, Keith A.; Vidourek, Rebecca A. – Prevention Researcher, 2011
Research indicates that family connectedness is the leading protective factor against youth involvement in alcohol and other drug use. A vital component to building positive family connections is effective parent-child communication. This article discusses the importance of building positive parent-child communication skills and provides practical…
Descriptors: Drug Use, Family Relationship, Adolescents, Parents
Lagina, Nicholas – Advocates for Youth, 2010
When young people feel unconnected to home, family, and school, they may become involved in activities that put their health at risk. However, when parents affirm the value of their children, young people more often develop positive, healthy attitudes about themselves. Although most adults want youth to know about abstinence, contraception, and…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Youth, Parents, Sexuality
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Wang, Cixin; Liu, Jia Li; Havewala, Mazneen; Zhu, Qianyu; Do, Kieu Anh; Shao, Xiaoping – Psychology in the Schools, 2021
Compared to their school peers, Asian American youth report more internalizing symptoms, peer victimization, and higher rates of suicide, yet they underutilize mental health services at school. This study investigated the feasibility and effectiveness of a culturally responsive parent training program called Parent-Child Connect for Asian American…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Asian American Students, Culturally Relevant Education, Parent Education
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Taniguchi, Emiko – Journal of American College Health, 2021
Objective To examine how the components of confirmation (i.e., acceptance and challenge) from mother and father have an indirect effect on college men's body dissatisfaction through self-concept, and if body dissatisfaction, in turn, is related to body change behaviors. Participants: College men (N = 237) aged 18-25 from two large universities…
Descriptors: Human Body, Self Concept, Parent Child Relationship, Structural Equation Models
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