An Assessment of the Impact of African American Mother-Daughter Relationships on Intention to Engage in Sexual Behavior in Middle School Girls

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151579
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Presentation
Title:
An Assessment of the Impact of African American Mother-Daughter Relationships on Intention to Engage in Sexual Behavior in Middle School Girls
Abstract:
An Assessment of the Impact of African American Mother-Daughter Relationships on Intention to Engage in Sexual Behavior in Middle School Girls
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2005
Author:Doswell, Willa, PhD, RN, FAAN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Pittsburgh
Co-Authors:Betty J. Braxter, RN, PhD; Eunseok Cha, RN, MPH
Purpose: This study examined the impact of the mother-daughter relationship on African American middle schools girls' intention to engage in sexual behavior. Specific aims were to assess the mother-daughter relationship and to examine the association between mother-daughter relationship and intention to engage in early sexual behavior. Methods: A cross-sectional design was used. The 160 girls age 11-14 years and their mothers were recruited from middle schools in Pittsburgh. Girls completed the Mother-Daughter Closeness and Intention to Perform Behavior Scales. Mothers completed a demographic inventory per telephone interview. Mother-daughter relationship was assessed by three dichotomous items drawn from the mother's demographic inventory (e.g., If daughter needed advice would she come to you?) and daughter's quartile score on the mother-daughter closeness scale to form a composite score. Possible ranges of composite score were 1 to 7. Higher score indicated closer relationships. A 16-item Likert scale assessed the daughter's intention to engage in sexual behavior with options ranging from 1 (strongly agree), 3(I don't know), and 5 (strongly disagree). Analytic approaches included descriptive statistics, and Spearman correlations. Listwise deletion was performed for missing data. Results: Mean ages of mothers and daughters were 39.5 (SD: 8.4) and 12.9 (SD: 0.98) years respectively. The Mother-Daughter composite scores ranged from 2 to 7(Median= 5).Girls made not decide whether they would engage in early sexual behavior (Mean 3.34 ¦ 0.71; median:3.25). Girls who reported close relationships with their mothers had lower intentions to engaging in early sexual behavior (r=0.21, p<0.01) Conclusions: Overall, there was a close relationship between the mothers and their daughters. Based on these findings, and a subsequent intervention study employing mother-daughter workshop component, a mother intervention to enhance communication effectiveness with her daughter about abstaining from engagement in early sexual behavior is planned.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleAn Assessment of the Impact of African American Mother-Daughter Relationships on Intention to Engage in Sexual Behavior in Middle School Girlsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151579-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">An Assessment of the Impact of African American Mother-Daughter Relationships on Intention to Engage in Sexual Behavior in Middle School Girls</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">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Doswell, Willa, PhD, RN, FAAN</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-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">wdo100@pitt.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Betty J. Braxter, RN, PhD; Eunseok Cha, RN, MPH</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: This study examined the impact of the mother-daughter relationship on African American middle schools girls' intention to engage in sexual behavior. Specific aims were to assess the mother-daughter relationship and to examine the association between mother-daughter relationship and intention to engage in early sexual behavior. Methods: A cross-sectional design was used. The 160 girls age 11-14 years and their mothers were recruited from middle schools in Pittsburgh. Girls completed the Mother-Daughter Closeness and Intention to Perform Behavior Scales. Mothers completed a demographic inventory per telephone interview. Mother-daughter relationship was assessed by three dichotomous items drawn from the mother's demographic inventory (e.g., If daughter needed advice would she come to you?) and daughter's quartile score on the mother-daughter closeness scale to form a composite score. Possible ranges of composite score were 1 to 7. Higher score indicated closer relationships. A 16-item Likert scale assessed the daughter's intention to engage in sexual behavior with options ranging from 1 (strongly agree), 3(I don't know), and 5 (strongly disagree). Analytic approaches included descriptive statistics, and Spearman correlations. Listwise deletion was performed for missing data. Results: Mean ages of mothers and daughters were 39.5 (SD: 8.4) and 12.9 (SD: 0.98) years respectively. The Mother-Daughter composite scores ranged from 2 to 7(Median= 5).Girls made not decide whether they would engage in early sexual behavior (Mean 3.34 &brvbar; 0.71; median:3.25). Girls who reported close relationships with their mothers had lower intentions to engaging in early sexual behavior (r=0.21, p&lt;0.01) Conclusions: Overall, there was a close relationship between the mothers and their daughters. Based on these findings, and a subsequent intervention study employing mother-daughter workshop component, a mother intervention to enhance communication effectiveness with her daughter about abstaining from engagement in early sexual behavior is planned.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:06:54Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:06:54Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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