Effect of African American MothersÆ Sexual Attitudes and Values on Adolescent DaughtersÆ Intentions to Engage in Early Sexual Behavior

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163515
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Effect of African American MothersÆ Sexual Attitudes and Values on Adolescent DaughtersÆ Intentions to Engage in Early Sexual Behavior
Author(s):
Doswell, Willa; Cha, Eunseok; Braxter, Betty
Author Details:
Willa Doswell, RN, PhD, FAAN, Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, email: Wdo100@pitt.edu; Eunseok Cha, RN; Betty Braxter, RN, PhD
Abstract:
Purpose: The study was to describe the effect of African American mothers' sexual attitudes and values on their daughters' intentions to engage in early sexual behavior. Specific aims were to describe the expected age of: 1) daughters' sexual debut and 2) daughters' first pregnancy based on mothers' median age of their first pregnancy, and examine 3) impact of age of mothers' sexual debut using quartile scores on daughters' intention to engage in early sexual behavior. Methods: A cross-sectional design was used. The 165 girls aged 11-14 and their mothers were recruited from middle schools in Pittsburgh. Girls completed Doswell's Intention to Perform Sexual Behavior Scale. Mothers completed a demographic inventory per telephone interview. Analytic approach included descriptive statistics, paired T-tests, and ANOVA. Pairwise 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. The median ages of mothers' sexual debut and first pregnancy were 16 and 19 years; median ages mothers expected their daughters' sexual debut and first pregnancy were 21 and 25 years old, respectively. There were no significant differences regarding expected ages of daughters' sexual debut and first pregnancy according to the mothers' median age of their first pregnancy. If mothers' age at first pregnancy was less than 17 years, daughters indicated that they did not intend to engage in premarital sex. Daughters of mothers who became pregnant at 18-19 years of age reported they had not decided. Conclusions/Implications: Findings suggest although this group of African American mothers made their sexual debut and had their first child as teenagers, they did not expect daughters to follow the same pathway. Future study needs to develop interventions to assist mothers to aide their daughters to abstain or delay early sexual behavior.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2005
Conference Name:
17th Annual Scientific Sessions
Conference Host:
Eastern Nursing Research Society
Conference Location:
New York, New York, USA
Description:
�Translational Research for Quality Health Outcomes: Affecting Practice and Healthcare Policy�, held on April 7th -9th at the Roosevelt Hotel, New York
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEffect of African American MothersÆ Sexual Attitudes and Values on Adolescent DaughtersÆ Intentions to Engage in Early Sexual Behavioren_GB
dc.contributor.authorDoswell, Willaen_US
dc.contributor.authorCha, Eunseoken_US
dc.contributor.authorBraxter, Bettyen_US
dc.author.detailsWilla Doswell, RN, PhD, FAAN, Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, email: Wdo100@pitt.edu; Eunseok Cha, RN; Betty Braxter, RN, PhDen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163515-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: The study was to describe the effect of African American mothers' sexual attitudes and values on their daughters' intentions to engage in early sexual behavior. Specific aims were to describe the expected age of: 1) daughters' sexual debut and 2) daughters' first pregnancy based on mothers' median age of their first pregnancy, and examine 3) impact of age of mothers' sexual debut using quartile scores on daughters' intention to engage in early sexual behavior. Methods: A cross-sectional design was used. The 165 girls aged 11-14 and their mothers were recruited from middle schools in Pittsburgh. Girls completed Doswell's Intention to Perform Sexual Behavior Scale. Mothers completed a demographic inventory per telephone interview. Analytic approach included descriptive statistics, paired T-tests, and ANOVA. Pairwise 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. The median ages of mothers' sexual debut and first pregnancy were 16 and 19 years; median ages mothers expected their daughters' sexual debut and first pregnancy were 21 and 25 years old, respectively. There were no significant differences regarding expected ages of daughters' sexual debut and first pregnancy according to the mothers' median age of their first pregnancy. If mothers' age at first pregnancy was less than 17 years, daughters indicated that they did not intend to engage in premarital sex. Daughters of mothers who became pregnant at 18-19 years of age reported they had not decided. Conclusions/Implications: Findings suggest although this group of African American mothers made their sexual debut and had their first child as teenagers, they did not expect daughters to follow the same pathway. Future study needs to develop interventions to assist mothers to aide their daughters to abstain or delay early sexual behavior.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:08:54Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:08:54Z-
dc.conference.date2005en_US
dc.conference.name17th Annual Scientific Sessionsen_US
dc.conference.hostEastern Nursing Research Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationNew York, New York, USAen_US
dc.description�Translational Research for Quality Health Outcomes: Affecting Practice and Healthcare Policy�, held on April 7th -9th at the Roosevelt Hotel, New Yorken_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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