Early Sexual Experience Among Adolescents Essay by Stephanie Duszynski

Early Sexual Experience Among Adolescents
A research paper that examines social support, school performance, and involvement in academic activities as moderators.
# 46120 | 2,375 words | 29 sources | APA | 2003 | US

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This paper presents a study in which students from a middle and high school completed a battery of assessments to determine the moderating effects of perceived social support, academic achievement, and academic involvement on the relationship between Supportive Educational Services (SES) and early sexual experiences. The paper shows that significant effects were found for perceived social support and academic achievement, but not for academic involvement. These findings underscore the necessity of parents to be involved in their children's lives and work to keep them interested in their schoolwork. The paper also includes tables.

From the Paper:

"One variable expected to have an effect on the timing of sexual intercourse is academic performance. Past studies have shown that school performance and educational aspirations are strong predictors of both sexual activity and teen pregnancy (Hogan & Kitagawa, 1985; Moore, Peterson, & Furstenberg, 1986). Adolescents who score higher on tests, receive better grades in school, and report higher educational aspirations are less likely than their peers to engage in early sexual activity. Because grades are correlated with the socioeconomic position of the student's family (see Chapell & Overton, 2002; Dumais, 2002; Sutton & Soderstrom, 1999), studying adolescents from low SES families who perform well in school may help to determine if academic performance moderates the relationship between low socioeconomic status and timing of sexual intercourse."

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