The Role of Parent-Adolescent Sexual Communication on Safer Sexual Behavior

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150394
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Presentation
Title:
The Role of Parent-Adolescent Sexual Communication on Safer Sexual Behavior
Abstract:
The Role of Parent-Adolescent Sexual Communication on Safer Sexual Behavior
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2001
Conference Date:November 10 - 14, 2001
Author:Morrison-Beedy, Dianne, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:University of Rochester
Title:Assistant Professor of Nursing
Objective: Adolescents are thought to have a rate of HIV infection 10 times higher than the general heterosexual population. The literature provides evidence for the contribution of future expectations, in reducing sexual risk behaviors. The use of condoms among sexually active adolescents has been linked to a variety of factors including sexual communication with parents. The objective of this study is to examine the direct effects of adolescent future expectations on safer sexual behaviors in adolescent females. The indirect effects of future expectations mediated by parent-adolescent communication for safer sexual behaviors will also be examined. Design: A longitudinal, correlational study will be conducted on the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health), a nationally representative data set. Sample: The sample consists of 483 economically disadvantaged urban dwelling females ages 11-20 years obtained from the Wave I and Wave II in-home data collection. The majority of the adolescents were minority youth in grades 7-9 (53.2%) at Wave I of the study. Variables: The outcome variable of interest for this study is safer sexual behavior, specifically sexual debut and condom use. The independent variables include parent-adolescent communication about sex and adolescent’s future expectations. Methods: Secondary analysis is in progress. Multivariate analysis using hierarchical regression statistics will be employed to examine linked data of adolescent expectations and parent-adolescent communication about sex at Wave I and adolescent safer sexual behaviors at Wave I and II. The measures in this study include adolescent’s future expectations scale (alpha = .69) that was developed and used with a sample of both genders from the Add health data set by van Dulmen, Grotevant, & Dunbar (2000). Parent-adolescent communication about sex was complied for this study (alpha = .89). Conclusions: Identifying constructs that are important to the delay of sexual debut or the increased use of condoms are important for the development of HIV-prevention interventions in adolescent females. Implications: This study will provide evidence as to the contribution of future expectations and sexual communication in safer sexual behaviors among female adolescents.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
10-Nov-2001
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Role of Parent-Adolescent Sexual Communication on Safer Sexual Behavioren_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150394-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Role of Parent-Adolescent Sexual Communication on Safer Sexual Behavior</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">November 10 - 14, 2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Morrison-Beedy, Dianne, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Rochester</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">Dianne_Morrison-Beedy@urmc.roc</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective: Adolescents are thought to have a rate of HIV infection 10 times higher than the general heterosexual population. The literature provides evidence for the contribution of future expectations, in reducing sexual risk behaviors. The use of condoms among sexually active adolescents has been linked to a variety of factors including sexual communication with parents. The objective of this study is to examine the direct effects of adolescent future expectations on safer sexual behaviors in adolescent females. The indirect effects of future expectations mediated by parent-adolescent communication for safer sexual behaviors will also be examined. Design: A longitudinal, correlational study will be conducted on the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health), a nationally representative data set. Sample: The sample consists of 483 economically disadvantaged urban dwelling females ages 11-20 years obtained from the Wave I and Wave II in-home data collection. The majority of the adolescents were minority youth in grades 7-9 (53.2%) at Wave I of the study. Variables: The outcome variable of interest for this study is safer sexual behavior, specifically sexual debut and condom use. The independent variables include parent-adolescent communication about sex and adolescent&rsquo;s future expectations. Methods: Secondary analysis is in progress. Multivariate analysis using hierarchical regression statistics will be employed to examine linked data of adolescent expectations and parent-adolescent communication about sex at Wave I and adolescent safer sexual behaviors at Wave I and II. The measures in this study include adolescent&rsquo;s future expectations scale (alpha = .69) that was developed and used with a sample of both genders from the Add health data set by van Dulmen, Grotevant, &amp; Dunbar (2000). Parent-adolescent communication about sex was complied for this study (alpha = .89). Conclusions: Identifying constructs that are important to the delay of sexual debut or the increased use of condoms are important for the development of HIV-prevention interventions in adolescent females. Implications: This study will provide evidence as to the contribution of future expectations and sexual communication in safer sexual behaviors among female adolescents.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:23:26Z-
dc.date.issued2001-11-10en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:23:26Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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