Another Look at Heterosocial Behaviors: One Side of the Early Intimate Sexual Behaviors Coin

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150972
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Presentation
Title:
Another Look at Heterosocial Behaviors: One Side of the Early Intimate Sexual Behaviors Coin
Abstract:
Another Look at Heterosocial Behaviors: One Side of the Early Intimate Sexual Behaviors Coin
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2009
Author:Braxter, Betty, PhD, RN, CNM
P.I. Institution Name:University of Pittsburgh
Title:Assistant Professor
Co-Authors:Willa M. Doswell, RN, PhD, FAAN; Dianxu Ren, PhD
[Research Presentation] Purpose: The aims of this study with African American middle school girls using the Theory of Reasoned Action (Ajzen & Fishbein, 1980) were to: 1) describe the heterosocial behaviors endorsed by the girls; 2) assess the level of intimate sexual behaviors girls engage; and 3) examine the relationship between heterosocial behaviors and intimate sexual behaviors. Methods: A cross-sectional design was employed, and 157 young girls participated in this analysis of baseline data from a randomized clinical trial (5RO1HD039757-05).  The girls drawn from five middle schools located in Western Pennsylvania completed two surveys.  The Heterosocial Behavior Questionnaire (Westney, Jenkins, & Benjamin, 1983; modified by Doswell, 1999) assessed the social contexts in which heterosexual interactions occur and six heterosocial behaviors; Sexual Behavior Inventory ( Treboux & Busch-Rossnagel, 1995; modified by Doswell, Braxter, Taylor, &  Ren, 2008) documented  self-reported  intimate sexual behaviors.  Descriptive statistics as well as linear regression models were generated with heterosocial behaviors serving as the predictor variable. Results: A majority of the girls had spent time with a group of boys and girls when no adults were around.  Hugging was the most prevalent heterosocial behavior; kissing was the most prevalent intimate sexual behavior.  Social contexts (p<.001) and heterosocial behaviors (p<.001) were both significant predictors.  Conclusion:  Interventions designed to delay/prevent engagement in early intimate sexual behaviors among early teen African American girls should assess heterosocial behaviors.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.titleAnother Look at Heterosocial Behaviors: One Side of the Early Intimate Sexual Behaviors Coinen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150972-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Another Look at Heterosocial Behaviors: One Side of the Early Intimate Sexual Behaviors Coin</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">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Braxter, Betty, PhD, RN, CNM</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Pittsburgh</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">bjbst32@pitt.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Willa M. Doswell, RN, PhD, FAAN; Dianxu Ren, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] Purpose: The aims of this study with African American middle school girls using the Theory of Reasoned Action (Ajzen &amp; Fishbein, 1980) were to: 1) describe the heterosocial behaviors endorsed by the girls; 2) assess the level of intimate sexual behaviors girls engage; and 3) examine the relationship between heterosocial behaviors and intimate sexual behaviors. Methods: A cross-sectional design was employed, and 157 young girls participated in this analysis of baseline data from a randomized clinical trial (5RO1HD039757-05).&nbsp; The girls drawn from five middle schools located in Western Pennsylvania completed two surveys.&nbsp;&nbsp;The Heterosocial Behavior Questionnaire (Westney, Jenkins, &amp; Benjamin, 1983; modified by Doswell, 1999) assessed the social contexts in which heterosexual interactions occur and six heterosocial behaviors; Sexual Behavior Inventory ( Treboux &amp; Busch-Rossnagel, 1995; modified by Doswell, Braxter, Taylor, &amp;&nbsp; Ren, 2008) documented&nbsp; self-reported&nbsp; intimate sexual behaviors.&nbsp; Descriptive statistics as well as linear regression models were generated with heterosocial behaviors serving as the predictor variable. Results: A majority of the girls had spent time with a group of boys and girls when no adults were around.&nbsp; Hugging was the most prevalent heterosocial behavior; kissing was the most prevalent intimate sexual behavior.&nbsp; Social contexts (p&lt;.001) and heterosocial behaviors (p&lt;.001) were both significant predictors.&nbsp; Conclusion: &nbsp;Interventions designed to delay/prevent engagement in early intimate sexual behaviors among early teen African American girls should assess heterosocial behaviors.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:48:09Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:48:09Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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