Maternal Influences and Adolescents'; Sexual Initiation: AAPI and Other Ethnic Groups

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160799
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Presentation
Title:
Maternal Influences and Adolescents'; Sexual Initiation: AAPI and Other Ethnic Groups
Abstract:
Maternal Influences and Adolescents'; Sexual Initiation: AAPI and Other Ethnic Groups
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2009
Author:Kao, Tsui-Sui, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:University of Michigan
Title:Nursing
Contact Address:400 N. Ingalls, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109-5482, USA
Contact Telephone:734-647-0147
Co-Authors:T. Kao, C. Loveland-Cherry, School of Nursing , University of Michigan , Ann Arbor , MI;
Purpose: The significance of maternal influences on adolescents' sexual initiation across cultural groups is not clear. This study compared the effects of maternal influences on adolescents' sexual initiation among four racial/ethnic groups: Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI), African American (AA), Hispanic American (HA), and White. Method: An exploratory, comparative secondary analysis of data from 433 AAPI, 1367 AA, 1241 HA, and 4567 White adolescents aged between 15 and 17 at Wave 1 was conducted. The data are part of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health. Three comparison longitudinal models were constructed to evaluate differences between AAPI and other racial/ethnic groups in Waves 1 and 2 (1994-1996) using Structural Equation Modeling (SEM), with EQS 6.1 for Windows. Bronfenbrenner's Social Ecological Model guided the modeling and analyses. Result: The fit indices of the comparison models showed significant differences between AAPI and other ethnic groups. The fit indices for the AAPI-AA comparison model were S-B X2=18.19 df=27, p=.89, NFI=.987, RMSEA<.001. Overall, adolescents' sexual initiation was associated with mother-adolescent interactions (i.e., sexual discussion, general communication, and perceived connectedness) and adolescents' perceived maternal sexual expectations (APMSE). However, cross-cultural variations were noted when the AAPI group was compared with the other racial/ethnic groups. For example, APMSE at Wave 1 was a strong predictor of AAPI adolescents' sexual initiation at Wave 2; this predictive value was not significant for the other groups. Across all the groups, APMSE was consistently associated with adolescents' later sexual initiation within the same waves but not across Waves 1 and 2. The findings support the notion that adolescents' different cultural values at home may have different effects on the relationship between APMSE and adolescents' sexual initiation. Conclusion: Nursing interventions designed to delay adolescents' sexual initiation should consider strategies to promote maternal influences differently depending on adolescents' cultural backgrounds. Future research is warranted to further explicate the role maternal influences (e.g., APMSE) in adolescent sexual initiation.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleMaternal Influences and Adolescents'; Sexual Initiation: AAPI and Other Ethnic Groupsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160799-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Maternal Influences and Adolescents'; Sexual Initiation: AAPI and Other Ethnic Groups</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</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">Kao, Tsui-Sui, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Michigan</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">400 N. Ingalls, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109-5482, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">734-647-0147</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">anniekao@umich.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">T. Kao, C. Loveland-Cherry, School of Nursing , University of Michigan , Ann Arbor , MI;</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: The significance of maternal influences on adolescents' sexual initiation across cultural groups is not clear. This study compared the effects of maternal influences on adolescents' sexual initiation among four racial/ethnic groups: Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI), African American (AA), Hispanic American (HA), and White. Method: An exploratory, comparative secondary analysis of data from 433 AAPI, 1367 AA, 1241 HA, and 4567 White adolescents aged between 15 and 17 at Wave 1 was conducted. The data are part of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health. Three comparison longitudinal models were constructed to evaluate differences between AAPI and other racial/ethnic groups in Waves 1 and 2 (1994-1996) using Structural Equation Modeling (SEM), with EQS 6.1 for Windows. Bronfenbrenner's Social Ecological Model guided the modeling and analyses. Result: The fit indices of the comparison models showed significant differences between AAPI and other ethnic groups. The fit indices for the AAPI-AA comparison model were S-B X2=18.19 df=27, p=.89, NFI=.987, RMSEA&lt;.001. Overall, adolescents' sexual initiation was associated with mother-adolescent interactions (i.e., sexual discussion, general communication, and perceived connectedness) and adolescents' perceived maternal sexual expectations (APMSE). However, cross-cultural variations were noted when the AAPI group was compared with the other racial/ethnic groups. For example, APMSE at Wave 1 was a strong predictor of AAPI adolescents' sexual initiation at Wave 2; this predictive value was not significant for the other groups. Across all the groups, APMSE was consistently associated with adolescents' later sexual initiation within the same waves but not across Waves 1 and 2. The findings support the notion that adolescents' different cultural values at home may have different effects on the relationship between APMSE and adolescents' sexual initiation. Conclusion: Nursing interventions designed to delay adolescents' sexual initiation should consider strategies to promote maternal influences differently depending on adolescents' cultural backgrounds. Future research is warranted to further explicate the role maternal influences (e.g., APMSE) in adolescent sexual initiation.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:10:51Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:10:51Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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