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Examining the sexual risk -taking behavior of young African-American adults living in rural southeastern communities as measured by the National Survey of Teens' and Young Adults' Sexual Attitudes and Behavior


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This research study examined the sexual risk-taking behavior of young African-American adults living in rural South Carolina. Communities that were included in this study are Hopkins, Eastover, and Gadsden, South Carolina. Independent variables that were considered are gender, age, parent-respondent communication, parent's educational level, parent's marital status, and parent's religious preference. The researcher, Ken Roach, mailed an anonymous self-administered survey to the local career center to adults who were between the ages of 18 and 21 years old that were enrolled in career enhancement classes at the career center. Participants were asked to mail back their signed Informed Consent Form and survey in a self-addressed, stamped envelope. The sample design was designed to allow separate analyses, where possible, of respondents 18--19 and 20--21. The study employed independent sample t-tests and Pearson correlation coefficients to address the relationship between sexual risk-taking behaviors and the independent variables mentioned above. Young Adults who reported that they were engaging or abstaining from sexual risk-taking behaviors were categorized as non, low, or high-sexual risk-takers. Respondents who reported more communication with their parents had lower scores on the measure of sexual risk taking.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Social psychology;
African Americans
Classification
0451: Social psychology
0325: African Americans
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences; Psychology; African-American; National Survey of Teens' and Young Adults' Sexual Attitudes and Behavior; Rural communities; Sexual risk-taking; South Carolina
Title
Examining the sexual risk -taking behavior of young African-American adults living in rural southeastern communities as measured by the National Survey of Teens' and Young Adults' Sexual Attitudes and Behavior
Author
Roach, Kendrick
Number of pages
169
Publication year
2006
Degree date
2006
School code
1351
Source
DAI-B 67/08, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780542812811
Advisor
Wederski, Lonnie
University/institution
Capella University
University location
United States -- Minnesota
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3229510
ProQuest document ID
304917140
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304917140
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