ERIC Number: EJ1034562
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Correlates of Risky Sexual Activity for Urban African American Youth in an Alternative Education Program
Carswell, Steven B.; Hanlon, Thomas E.; Watts, Amy M.; O'Grady, Kevin E.
Education and Urban Society, v46 n6 p631-652 Sep 2014
This study examined the link between developmental risk and protective factors and risky sexual activity among 222 urban African American youth attending an alternative education program (AEP) because of problematic behavior. Self-report information provided by these AEP participants revealed that, for the risk and protective factors examined, the extent of their involvement in delinquent activity, including substance use, and the less parental monitoring they received were the principal correlates of both the likelihood of the initiation and extent of their engagement in risky sexual activity. Findings of the study also illustrate the feasibility of the early identification of individuals likely to be at increased risk for the development of sexually-related short and long-term adverse health outcomes.
Descriptors: Sexuality, Health Behavior, Delinquency, At Risk Persons, Urban Areas, African Americans, Nontraditional Education, Substance Abuse, Parenting Styles, Parent Child Relationship, Correlation, Identification, Behavior Problems, Least Squares Statistics, Multiple Regression Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Institute of Nursing Research (NIH); National Institutes of Health (DHHS)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Family Adaptability Cohesion Evaluation Scales; Youth Risk Behavior Survey
Grant or Contract Numbers: 4 R00 MD002271|R01 NR 008797