Contextual Influences on the Sexual Behaviors of Adolescents: A Metasynthesis of Qualitative Research

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161091
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Presentation
Title:
Contextual Influences on the Sexual Behaviors of Adolescents: A Metasynthesis of Qualitative Research
Abstract:
Contextual Influences on the Sexual Behaviors of Adolescents: A Metasynthesis of Qualitative Research
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2006
Author:Haglund, Kristin, PhD, APN
P.I. Institution Name:Marquette University
Title:Assistant Professor
Contact Address:College of Nursing, P.O. Box 1881, Milwaukee, WI, 53201-1881, USA
Contact Telephone:414-288-3824
Purpose: To conduct a metasynthesis of qualitative studies in which adolescents described contextual factors influencing them to engage in, or refrain from, sexual activity. Theoretical Framework: In the life span developmental approach, human development is characterized as being embedded in biological, historical, social and environmental contexts. The research findings will be recategorized and reinterpreted using this framework. Subjects: Twelve reports from 10 primary, qualitative, interpretive studies were included. In all studies, participants were 18-years-old or less or were adults reflecting on their experiences during adolescence. The combined sample included 698 persons of whom 72% were female, and 24% were African American, 16% Caucasian, 15% Hispanic and 44% not indicated. Method: Data analysis is an iterative process of four components. In the first component, meta-data-analysis, themes are identified and compared to determine how they relate across studies (Noblit & Hare, 1988). In the second and third components, meta-method and meta-theory, methodological characteristics and theoretical frameworks are examined to consider how they influence research findings, the body of knowledge as a whole and emergent theories (Paterson, Thorne, Canam, & Jillings, 2001). Meta-synthesis is the fourth component in which deconstructed studies are reinterpreted to create new interpretive knowledge. Overarching metaphors that account for similar and dissimilar themes of the original studies and the influences of method and theory will be synthesized. Results: Preliminary results will be presented. Of 10 studies, nurses conducted 60%, 80% utilized focus groups and 90% were conducted across the United States in urban settings on both coasts, in the Midwest and the South. Conclusions: To date, very few interventions have resulted in significant increases in abstinence behavior (DiCenso, Guyatt & Griffith, 2002). The results of this study may yield new understandings that will help nurses to plan interventions that more successfully assist youth to refrain from sexual activity. [Poster Presentation]
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.titleContextual Influences on the Sexual Behaviors of Adolescents: A Metasynthesis of Qualitative Researchen_GB
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dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Contextual Influences on the Sexual Behaviors of Adolescents: A Metasynthesis of Qualitative Research</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">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Haglund, Kristin, PhD, APN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Marquette University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">College of Nursing, P.O. Box 1881, Milwaukee, WI, 53201-1881, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">414-288-3824</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">kristin.haglund@mu.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: To conduct a metasynthesis of qualitative studies in which adolescents described contextual factors influencing them to engage in, or refrain from, sexual activity. Theoretical Framework: In the life span developmental approach, human development is characterized as being embedded in biological, historical, social and environmental contexts. The research findings will be recategorized and reinterpreted using this framework. Subjects: Twelve reports from 10 primary, qualitative, interpretive studies were included. In all studies, participants were 18-years-old or less or were adults reflecting on their experiences during adolescence. The combined sample included 698 persons of whom 72% were female, and 24% were African American, 16% Caucasian, 15% Hispanic and 44% not indicated. Method: Data analysis is an iterative process of four components. In the first component, meta-data-analysis, themes are identified and compared to determine how they relate across studies (Noblit &amp; Hare, 1988). In the second and third components, meta-method and meta-theory, methodological characteristics and theoretical frameworks are examined to consider how they influence research findings, the body of knowledge as a whole and emergent theories (Paterson, Thorne, Canam, &amp; Jillings, 2001). Meta-synthesis is the fourth component in which deconstructed studies are reinterpreted to create new interpretive knowledge. Overarching metaphors that account for similar and dissimilar themes of the original studies and the influences of method and theory will be synthesized. Results: Preliminary results will be presented. Of 10 studies, nurses conducted 60%, 80% utilized focus groups and 90% were conducted across the United States in urban settings on both coasts, in the Midwest and the South. Conclusions: To date, very few interventions have resulted in significant increases in abstinence behavior (DiCenso, Guyatt &amp; Griffith, 2002). The results of this study may yield new understandings that will help nurses to plan interventions that more successfully assist youth to refrain from sexual activity. [Poster Presentation]</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:15:45Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:15:45Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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