Bhardwaj, Sanjana A.; Ramsay, Hope; Bain, Brendan; Prakasam, C. P.
June 2007
Journal of Family Welfare;Jun2007, Vol. 53 Issue 1, p21
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the influence of parental monitoring on the sexual behavior of adolescents in Jamaica. It seeks to determine the impact of perceived parental monitoring on sexual behavior through an assessment of peer group influence, self-efficiency, self-confidence toward abstinence, and position toward sexual activity. Results showed that low parental monitoring is linked to the susceptibility of adolescents to negative peer influence and that they have greater tendency to copy the risk behavior of their friends. The need for life skills approach on sex education is noted.


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