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dc.contributor.authorHancock, Donna Lynn
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T20:26:57Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T20:26:57Z
dc.date.issued2012-05
dc.identifier.otherhancock_donna_l_201205_phd
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/hancock_donna_l_201205_phd
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/27973
dc.description.abstractBased on data from a sample of 305 African American females, the current study examined social and familial factors that influence pregnancy during adolescence. The present study developed and tested a model of various mechanisms whereby quality of parenting effects the likelihood of adolescents’ pregnancy experience, including affiliation with peers who engage in risky sex, school engagement, and risky sexual behaviors. These social contextual variables were examined using a longitudinal design to investigate their relationships with adolescent pregnancy experience during early adolescence and into late adolescence. Findings from structural equation modeling analyses suggest that the association between quality of parenting and teenage pregnancy is mediated by affiliation with peers who engage in risky sex and risky sexual behaviors.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectTeenage Pregnancy, African Americans, Adolescents
dc.titlePredicting the risk of teenage pregnancy among African Americans
dc.title.alternativean investigation of a social contextual model
dc.typeDissertation
dc.description.degreePhD
dc.description.departmentChild and Family Development
dc.description.majorFamily and Consumer Sciences Education
dc.description.advisorLeslie Simons
dc.description.committeeLeslie Simons
dc.description.committeeRonald Simons


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