Sociodemographic Factors, Attitudes, and Expectations Toward Adolescent Coitus

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Objective: To examine the effects of race, gender, and family structure on attitude toward coitus, and peer and parent-guardian-expectations regarding coitus among adolescents. Methods: The 1998 Alabama Adolescent Survey was used to collect data. Respondents included 2146 9th and 10th-grade students who attended public high schools in Alabama. Results: MANOVA analyses indicated significant main and interactive effects of gender, race, and family structure on attitude toward coitus and parent-guardian expectation regarding coitus. Conclusion: The interactive nature of the independent variables highlighted a complex relationship between family structure, ethnicity, gender, and attitude toward coitus and parent-guardian expectations. Implications for intervention are presented.

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: University of Alabama, Department of Health Science, Tuscaloosa, AL

Publication date: July 1, 2000

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