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Zhao, Jessie; Lau, May; Vermette, David; Liang, David; Flores, Glenn – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2017
Asian American adolescents have been reported to have the lowest amount of communication with health care providers regarding sexual health topics (sexual activity, contraception, sexually transmitted infections, and pregnancy prevention). This study identified Asian American adolescents' attitudes/beliefs regarding how health care providers can…
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Sexuality, Adolescents, Contraception
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Jones, Rachel K.; Biddlecom, Ann E.; Hebert, Luciana; Mellor, Ruth – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2011
Based on semistructured interviews with a racially and ethnically diverse sample of 58 U.S. high school students, this study examines teens' exposure to contraceptive information from a range of sources and the extent to which they trust this information. Teens report exposure to contraceptive information from many individuals and places, most…
Descriptors: Contraception, Adolescents, Adolescent Attitudes, Interviews
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Lau, May; Markham, Christine; Lin, Hua; Flores, Glenn; Chacko, Mariam R. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2009
Dating behaviors and sexual attitudes of Asian-American youth were examined in a cross-sectional, mixed-methods study in the context of adherence to Asian values, measured by the Asian Values Scale (AVS). In all, 31 Asian-American adolescents (age 14-18 years old) from a Houston community center were interviewed regarding dating behaviors and…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Sexuality, Community Centers, Dating (Social)
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St. Lawrence, Janet S.; And Others – Journal of Adolescent Research, 1994
Examined 295 African-American adolescents' degree of social support, attitudes regarding health beliefs and condoms, AIDS knowledge and risk, self-efficacy, and sexual behavior. Found that adolescents with less social support were less knowledgeable about AIDS, held more negative attitudes toward condoms, and were lower in self-efficacy than…
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Adolescent Attitudes, Adolescents, Attitudes
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Jaccard, James; Dittus, Patricia J.; Gordon, Vivian V. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2000
This study explored topic-specific reservations about discussing sex and birth control among inner-city African American mothers and their 14- to 17-year-olds. Findings showed that reservations predicted communication behavior beyond that predicted by general family environment variables. Interaction effects suggested differential impact of…
Descriptors: Adolescent Attitudes, Adolescent Behavior, Adolescent Development, Adolescents