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dc.contributor.authorSteele, Megan Elizabeth
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-13T04:30:13Z
dc.date.available2018-06-13T04:30:13Z
dc.date.issued2017-12
dc.identifier.othersteele_megan_e_201712_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/steele_megan_e_201712_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/38228
dc.description.abstractAdolescent risky sexual behaviors such as early sexual debut, low rates of condom use, and high rates of partner change are associated with a number of negative health and social outcomes including contracting sexual transmitted infections and unintended pregnancy. Utilizing a sample of 529 African American adolescents, this study examines the contributions of parenting behaviors and family structure as factors associated with engagement in risky sexual behavior. Participants reported few differences in mother’s parenting across family structures. While fathers and relatives provided greater responsiveness on average than stepfathers. Variation in parenting fully explained differences in risky sexual behavior for males. Yet family structure differences persisted for females, with females in mother step-father homes continually engaging in greater mean risky sexual behavior than those in mother-father households even after accounting for parental responsiveness and demandingness. Implications for prevention and intervention are discussed.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectparenting
dc.subjectadolescents
dc.subjectfamily structure
dc.subjectrisky sex
dc.subjectAfrican Americans
dc.titleIs two always better than one?
dc.title.alternativeExploring differences in risky sexual behavior among African American adolescents by family structure & parenting behaviors
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMA
dc.description.departmentSociology
dc.description.majorSociology
dc.description.advisorLeslie Simons
dc.description.committeeLeslie Simons
dc.description.committeeKandauda K.A.S. Wickrama
dc.description.committeeRonald Simons


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