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Modern Psychological Studies

Periodical Title

Modern Psychological Studies

Volume

15

Number

2

Page Numbers

pages 73-79

Department

Dept. of Psychology

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Date

2010

Abstract

This study investigated whether family communication predicted adolescent decision-making about sexual behaviors, as well as gender differences in whether adolescents prefer talking with their mother or father about sex. Male and female college students (n =148) retrospectively answered questions on a survey pertaining to their family communication about sex when they were going through puberty. Results demonstrated that females reported better communication with their mothers about sex than males, and males reported better communication with their fathers about sex than females. It also was found that the better the communication with mothers, the more informed about sex the adolescents reported to be, the more likely the adolescents reported their relationship with their parents to have an effect on their decision to have sex, and the greater the likelihood of the adolescents to inform their parent if they hypothetically had been diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection.

Subject

Psychology--Periodicals

Discipline

Psychology

Document Type

articles

Extent

7 leaves

Language

English

Call Number

BF1 .M63 v. 15 no. 2 2010

Rights

Under copyright.

Included in

Psychology Commons

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