ERIC Number: EJ1028244
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Does Parental Monitoring Moderate the Relation between Parent-Child Communication and Pre-Coital Sexual Behaviours among Urban, Minority Early Adolescents?
Santa Maria, Diane; Markham, Christine; Swank, Paul; Baumler, Elizabeth; McCurdy, Sheryl; Tortolero, Susan
Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, v14 n3 p286-298 2014
This study examined parental monitoring (PM) as a potential moderator of the relation between parent-child communication (PCC) and pre-coital sexual behaviours (PCSB) in an urban, minority, early adolescent population. Seventh-grade students (n = 1609) reported PCC, PM and PCSB. Multivariable logistic regression was conducted to assess for moderation. PM moderated the association between PCC and PCSB. Specifically, young people reporting both high PCC and high PM had the lowest odds of PCSB. Findings suggest that PCC is more protective in combination with high PM. However, young people reporting low levels of PM had an increased probability of PCSB with higher levels of PCC. No moderating effect between PCC, PM and PCSB was found by race/ethnicity or gender. However, race/ethnicity was found to moderate the effect of PCC on PCSB. This knowledge highlights the protective role of parental factors on PCSB and may inform the development of more effective parent-based adolescent sexual health interventions that address both PCC and PM.
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Sexuality, Interpersonal Communication, Urban Areas, Regression (Statistics), Correlation, Parenting Styles, At Risk Persons, Racial Differences, Ethnicity, Gender Differences, Parent Influence, Incidence, Minority Group Students, Middle School Students, Surveys, Sex Education, African American Students, Hispanic American Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Grade 7
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