Parental Youth Assets and Sexual Activity: Differences by Race/Ethnicity

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Abstract:

Objectives: To examine how the relationship between parental-related youth assets and youth sexual activity differed by race/ethnicity.

Methods: A random sample of 976 youth and their parents living in a Midwestern city participated in the study. Multivariate logistic regression analyses were conducted for 3 major ethnic groups controlling for the other demographics.

Results: Parental monitoring had the strongest association with sexual abstinence for all 3 ethnic/racial groups. Family communication and relationship with mother were also important for white and black youth respectively.

Conclusions: Parental youth assets, especially parental monitoring, can be important in the decision to delay sexual intercourse.

Keywords: HEALTH PROMOTION; SEXUAL ABSTINENCE; YOUTH ASSETS

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5993/AJHB.35.5.1

Publication date: September 1, 2011

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