Adolescent Attitudes and Beliefs About Sexual Behavior

Juhasz, Anne McCreary; Kaufman, Barry; Meyer, Harris
September 1986
Child & Adolescent Social Work Journal;Fall86, Vol. 3 Issue 3, p177
Academic Journal
Four hundred and fifty-one teenagers responded to a sexual attitude survey. Results focus on attitudes and values related to sexual activity arid to parental and school involvement and responsibility for sex education. Findings are reported as they relate to six important sexual decisions: to have intercourse or not? to have children or not? to use contraceptives or not? to have an abortion or not? to give the baby up for adoption or not? and to marry or not? Lack of communication, feelings that parents were unaware of their teenagers' sexual behavior, and uncertainty and confusion about their sexual feelings also surfaced.


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