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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Youth and Adolescence 7/2007

01-10-2007 | Original Paper

Adolescent Sexual Onset: An Intergenerational Analysis

Auteurs: Katherine A. Johnson, Kimberly A. Tyler

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Youth and Adolescence | Uitgave 7/2007

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Abstract

Adolescents have begun to initiate sexual activity at increasingly early ages in the past few decades. Using a sample of 2,494 adolescents from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY97), structural and parental process variables were examined in the prediction of sexual onset. Results indicated that the age at which youth initiate sexual intercourse is related to the structural characteristics of their grandmothers and mothers, as well as puberty, gender, and race. There is support for partial mediation of the effects of these grandmother characteristics via mother characteristics and parental process. Results are discussed within the framework of the life course perspective and provide support for the importance of previous generations in the explanation of adolescent sexual behavior. Implications for families and adolescents are also addressed.
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Metagegevens
Titel
Adolescent Sexual Onset: An Intergenerational Analysis
Auteurs
Katherine A. Johnson
Kimberly A. Tyler
Publicatiedatum
01-10-2007
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Youth and Adolescence / Uitgave 7/2007
Print ISSN: 0047-2891
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-6601
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10964-006-9165-z

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