The Process and Content of Sexual Communications with African-American Adolescents from Parent and Grandparent Headed Households

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155187
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Presentation
Title:
The Process and Content of Sexual Communications with African-American Adolescents from Parent and Grandparent Headed Households
Abstract:
The Process and Content of Sexual Communications with African-American Adolescents from Parent and Grandparent Headed Households
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2009
Author:Cornelius, Judith Bacchus, PhD, MS, RN
P.I. Institution Name:University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Title:Assistant Professor
Co-Authors:Dawn Hale, BS, RN
[Research Presentation]Purpose: There is a plethora of research on African American parent-child sexual communications, which indicates that the role of parental caregivers is important in reducing the onset of sexual activity among adolescents. However, two critical components of these communications have not received adequate attention: 1) the inclusion of grandparent caregivers and 2) the examination of both the process and content of sexual communications, particularly within the context of adolescents from different parental caregiver households. Thus the purpose of this research was to examine the process and content of sexual communications among African American adolescents from parent and grandparent headed households. Methods: Secondary data analyses were conducted on two existing data sets to examine the process and content of sexual communications with adolescents from parent and grandparent headed households. The sample consisted of 80 adolescents. Results: Adolescents from grandparent headed households indicated that they could not talk with their grandparents about sex because they already knew about sex. They also believed that a boy and girl should be in a serious relationship before engaging in sex, being a virgin was a good thing, and that they would be proud to remain a virgin during their teen years. Adolescents from parent headed households believed that if they talked with their parents about sexual abstinence they were less likely to get a sexually transmitted disease, get someone pregnant, and would feel closer with their parents. They also believed that they were too young to have sex when compared to the adolescents from grandparent headed households. Conclusion: Differences exist in the process and content of sexual communications with adolescents from different parental households. Further research examining the context and process of these communications with parent and grandparent caregivers is warranted.
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.titleThe Process and Content of Sexual Communications with African-American Adolescents from Parent and Grandparent Headed Householdsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155187-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Process and Content of Sexual Communications with African-American Adolescents from Parent and Grandparent Headed Households</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">Cornelius, Judith Bacchus, PhD, MS, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of North Carolina at Charlotte</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">jbcornel@uncc.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Dawn Hale, BS, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation]Purpose: There is a plethora of research on African American parent-child sexual communications, which indicates that the role of parental caregivers is important in reducing the onset of sexual activity among adolescents. However, two critical components of these communications have not received adequate attention: 1) the inclusion of grandparent caregivers and 2) the examination of both the process and content of sexual communications, particularly within the context of adolescents from different parental caregiver households. Thus the purpose of this research was to examine the process and content of sexual communications among African American adolescents from parent and grandparent headed households. Methods: Secondary data analyses were conducted on two existing data sets to examine the process and content of sexual communications with adolescents from parent and grandparent headed households. The sample consisted of 80 adolescents. Results: Adolescents from grandparent headed households indicated that they could not talk with their grandparents about sex because they already knew about sex. They also believed that a boy and girl should be in a serious relationship before engaging in sex, being a virgin was a good thing, and that they would be proud to remain a virgin during their teen years. Adolescents from parent headed households believed that if they talked with their parents about sexual abstinence they were less likely to get a sexually transmitted disease, get someone pregnant, and would feel closer with their parents. They also believed that they were too young to have sex when compared to the adolescents from grandparent headed households. Conclusion: Differences exist in the process and content of sexual communications with adolescents from different parental households. Further research examining the context and process of these communications with parent and grandparent caregivers is warranted.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:37:01Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:37:01Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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