TITLE

NEW MODEL FOR PREDICTING ADOLESCENTS' SEXUAL INTENTIONS

AUTHOR(S)
Huey-Ling Lin; Guarino, A. J.; Gorrell, Jeffrey; Vazin, Tina
PUB. DATE
September 2006
SOURCE
American Journal of Health Studies;2006, Vol. 21 Issue 3/4, p168
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Using a sample of 411 urban 7[sup th] and 10[sup th] graders, the study developed and tested a model of sexual intentions for adolescents where beliefs, alcohol use, and past sexual behaviors were predictors of teenage' sexual intentions. Results of the path analysis revealed a negative direct relationship between beliefs and sexual intentions. Alcohol use demonstrated an indirect effect on sexual intentions mediated by past sexual behavior while having a positive direct effect on past sexual behavior. This relationship suggests that adolescents' beliefs may frequently be in opposition to the sexual behaviors in which they have engaged.
ACCESSION #
25219329

 

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