BIOBEHAVIOURAL AND COGNITIVE DETERMINANTS OF ADOLESCENT GIRLS' INVOLVEMENT IN SEXUAL RISK BEHAVIOURS: A TEST OF THREE THEORETICAL MODELS
- Growth in Alcohol Use as a Developmental Predictor of Adolescent Girls' Sexual Risk-Taking. Hipwell, Alison; Stepp, Stephanie; Chung, Tammy; Durand, Vanessa; Keenan, Kate // Prevention Science;Jun2012, Vol. 13 Issue 2, p118
Adolescent sexual risk-taking is common and often occurs under the influence of alcohol. Although alcohol use emerges in early adolescence, there is little empirical research examining whether growth in alcohol use during this developmental period predicts later risky sexual behavior. Such...
- Male Teenagers Seem to Know More About Condoms, Are More Comfortable Obtaining Them Than Females. Witwer, M. // Family Planning Perspectives;Mar/Apr93, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p94
The article cites a research conducted in California to examine gender differences in knowledge, behaviors and intentions of teenagers regarding prevention of pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Low grades, alcohol consumption and students who did not live with parents were taken...
- From "Among Girl Friends" to "Among Mothers"--Baseline Research Adjusts a Health Promoting Intervention in Nicaragua. Peña, Rodolfo; Quintanilla, Margarita; Navarro, Katty; Martinez, Jessica; Castillo, Vilma; Pérez, Wilton; Källestål, Carina // American Journal of Health Promotion;Mar/Apr2007, Vol. 21 Issue 4, p278
Purpose. The objective of this study is to show how baseline findings can redefine the design of an intervention. Design. A baseline cross-sectional study. Setting. The study area was a suburban community near the Nicaraguan capital, Managua. Subjects. A sample of 612 girls aged 10 to 14 years...
- THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN STD LOCUS OF CONTROL AND STD ACQUISITION AMONG ADOLESCENT GIRLS. Rosenthal, Susan L.; Stanberry, Lawrence R.; Griffith, Jennifer O.; Succop, Paul A.; Biro, Frank M.; Lewis, Lisa M.; DeVellis, Robert F. // Adolescence;Spring2002, Vol. 37 Issue 145, p83
Examines adolescent girls' perception of control over sexually transmitted disease (STD) acquisition in the U.S. Degree to which the locus of control (LOC) correlates within a six-month period; Impact of internal, partner and chance LOC perceptions on the frequency of condom use or the...
- STD alert: 50% of urban teen girls acquire STDs within 2 years of first sexual activity. // Contraceptive Technology Update;Apr2010 Supplement, Vol. 31, p1
The author focuses on the results of a study that found that one-half of urban teenage girls will contract at least one of the three sexually transmitted diseases (STD) chlamydia, gonorrhea, or trichomoniasis within two years from the time they become sexually active.
- Pregnancy Feelings among Adolescents Awaiting Pregnancy Test Results. Hellerstedt, Wendy L.; Fee, Rebecca M.; McNeely, Clea A.; Sieving, Renee E.; Shew, Marcia L.; Resnick, Michael D. // Public Health Reports;Jan/Feb2001 Supplement, Vol. 116 Issue 1, p180
Presents the results of a survey which focuses on the feelings of adolescent girls in the U.S. regarding pregnancy. Factors which are linked to pregnancy attitudes and feelings; Description of the four measures of pregnancy feelings; Analysis of the correlates of adolescent pregnancy.
- Assessing the Patterns That Prevent Teenage Pregnancy. Trad, Paul V. // Adolescence;Spring99, Vol. 34 Issue 133, p221
Focuses on the intervention strategies during teenage pregnancy. Information on adolescent pregnancy; Study on the sexual activity among teenage girls; Consequences of adolescent pregnancy; Developmental intervention for pregnant adolescents; Conclusion.
- Psychosocial variables associated with teenage pregnancy. Morgan, Carole; Chapar, George N. // Adolescence;Summer95, Vol. 30 Issue 118, p277
Investigates whether psychosocial factors differentiate sexually active teenagers who become pregnant from those who do not. Sample; Completion of questionnaire and self-report measures; Comparison of girls with positive pregnancy tests and sexually active girls who had never been pregnant;...
- Preventing teen pregnancy through persuasive communications: Realities, myths, and the hard-fact... Witte, Kim // Journal of Community Health;Apr97, Vol. 22 Issue 2, p137
Presents a theoretically-based formative evaluation to determine knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and recommendations for effective campaigns to prevent teenage pregnancy. Positive attitudes towards pregnancy; Negative attitudes towards birth control; Perception of personal invulnerability;...