TITLE

Neighborhood, Family, and Work: Influences on the Premarital Behaviors of Adolescent Males

AUTHOR(S)
Ku, Leighton; Sonenstein, Freya L.; Pleck, Joseph H.
PUB. DATE
December 1993
SOURCE
Social Forces;Dec93, Vol. 72 Issue 2, p479
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article presents a study which examines the effects of neighborhood, family, and individual characteristics on teenage male's premarital sexual and contraceptive behaviors. The study examines how certain neighborhood, family, and personal characteristics affect the premarital behaviors of teenage males in the U.S. The analysis has two objectives. First, substantively, it examines determinants of males' sexual and fertility-related behavior, particularly focusing on employment and educational status. Researchers explore, the role of employment, education, income, and other characteristics, measured at neighborhood and personal levels, on the sexual behavior of young men, including number of partners, frequency of intercourse, contraceptive use, impregnation, and paternity. This approach enables us, to examine hypotheses regarding employment opportunities and. male sexual behavior, as discussed above. It also focuses on structural social and economic factors that are relatively exogenous to a young man's premarital behavior.
ACCESSION #
9406222965

 

Related Articles

  • No String Attached? Daly, Melissa // Human Sexuality Newsletter;Jan2009, Vol. 35 Issue 5, p1 

    The article discusses how hookups popular among teenagers as a way of having fun while holding on to their virginity can lead to hurt feelings for one or both partners. Ways on how to lessen the risk of contracting sexually transmitted infections (STI) from all forms of hooking up are presented....

  • The Big Decision. Daly, Melissa // Human Sexuality Newsletter;Apr/May2009, Vol. 35 Issue 8, p1 

    The article focuses on some important choices on sex and sexuality that teenagers have to make. It offers some common answers to questions regarding sex, their pluses and their pitfalls, and what they mean about whether one is ready for sex. It guides teenagers with regards to their decision to...

  • "Abstinence-Only" and Hooking Up: Two Risky Choices. Barlow, Dudley // Education Digest;Sep2005, Vol. 71 Issue 1, p63 

    This article discusses the risks posed by the abstinence-only approach to sex education and hooking up to U.S. teenagers. Of course, parents have always been concerned about teenagers and sex. While those fears have seemed to remain constant, teenage sexual mores have shifted. These students had...

  • I DID WHAT LAST NIGHT?! ADOLESCENT RISKY SEXUAL BEHAVIORS AND SUBSTANCE USE. Grossman, Michael; Markowitz, Sara // Eastern Economic Journal;Summer2005, Vol. 31 Issue 3, p383 

    Focuses on a study which examined the relationship of adolescent risky sexual behaviors and substance use. Means of substance use by sexual behavior status; Impact of binge drinking on the likelihood of having sex in a multivariate analysis; Impact of binge drinking on the number of partners...

  • NOT READY FOR SEX: An Endorsement for Adolescent Sexual Abstinence. Abbott, Douglas A.; White, Joseph M.; Felix, Daniel S. // International Journal of Sociology of the Family;Autumn2010, Vol. 36 Issue 2, p159 

    The majority of teenagers have or will have engaged in sexual intercourse and/or oral sex prior to graduation from high school. Such behavior may result in adverse physical and psychological consequences. Yet, some experts in adolescent development are proposing that premarital sex by unmarried...

  • Adolescents' Transition to First Intercourse, Religiosity, and Attitudes about Sex. Meier, Ann M. // Social Forces;Mar2003, Vol. 81 Issue 3, p1031 

    Using two waves of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, this study examines two sets of relationships between attitudes, religiosity, and first sex among adolescents. First, I estimate the effects of religiosity and attitudes about sex on the likelihood of engaging in first sex....

  • School-Based Condom Availability Programs. Schmiedl, Renee // Journal of School Nursing;Feb2004, Vol. 20 Issue 1, p16 

    The repercussions of sexual activity among teens continue to be a significant issue in the United States. Detrimental consequences to unprotected sexual activity among teens include unintended pregnancy and acquiring a sexually transmitted disease (STD) or human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). It...

  • Targeted Approach Reduces Sexual Activity Among Hispanic Teens.  // RN;Dec2006, Vol. 69 Issue 12, p16 

    The article discusses research on the effectiveness of a culturally tailored approach to educate Latino teenagers about safe sexual practices. It references a study by A. M. Villaruel and colleagues published in an issue of "Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine." It was discovered that...

  • Rethinking That First Time. Hollander, Dore // Family Planning Perspectives;Nov/Dec97, Vol. 29 Issue 6, p246 

    The article reports on the finding that sexually experienced teenage women in the United States think that they initiated sexual activity at too young an age according to the study "Heterosexual Romantic Relationships and Sexual Behaviors of Young Adolescent Girls." In retrospect, many sexually...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics