A Theoretical Model of Early Teen Sexual Behavior: What Research Tells Us about Mother's Influence on the Sexual Behavior of Early Adolescent Girls
Doswell, Willa M., Kim, Yookyung, Braxter, Betty, Taylor, Jerome, et al., Journal of Theory Construction and Testing
Abstract: Purpose. The purpose of this study was to examine how well two predictors from the Theory of Reasoned Action (TRA), attitude and subjective norms explain factors influencing early sexual behavior using a preliminary sample of early adolescent African American girls. Study Design and Methods. This study used a cross-sectional descriptive design with a sample of 106 African American girls, ages 11 to 14.3 years, attending seven public middle schools in a mid-size northeastern city. Structural equation modeling (SEM), with the maximum likelihood estimation procedure, was used to test the overall fit of the TRA hypothesized model. Results. Preliminary findings suggest that early …
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Publication information: Article title: A Theoretical Model of Early Teen Sexual Behavior: What Research Tells Us about Mother's Influence on the Sexual Behavior of Early Adolescent Girls. Contributors: Doswell, Willa M. - Author, Kim, Yookyung - Author, Braxter, Betty - Author, Taylor, Jerome - Author, et al. - Author. Journal title: Journal of Theory Construction and Testing. Volume: 7. Issue: 2 Publication date: Fall 2003. Page number: 56+. © Not available. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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