Relationships of maternal sexual behavior, mother-adolescent communication about sex, and maternal attitudes about adolescent sexuality to adolescent sexual risk-taking behavior were examined in a sample of 397 Black and Hispanic families headed by single mothers.
Some support emerged for a positive relationship between maternal sexual risk-taking behavior and adolescent risk-taking behavior ; however, when considered in the context of communication about sex and maternal attitudes about adolescent sexuality, the relationship was no longer significant.
When the process of sexual communication between a mother and an adolescent was open and receptive, less adolescent risk-taking behavior was reported.
The role of single mothers in influencing their adolescents'sexual behavior is discussed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Comportement sexuel, Prise risque, Facteur risque, Comportement maternel, Influence sociale, Sexe, Ethnie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Adolescent, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sexual behavior, Risk taking, Risk factor, Maternal behavior, Social influence, Sex, Ethnic group, United States, North America, America, Adolescent, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0211338
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 16/11/1999.