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Title: Correlates of Precoital Behaviors, Intentions, and Sexual Initiation Among Thai Adolescents
Authors: Katharine A. Atwood
Rick Zimmerman
Pamela K. Cupp
Warunee Fongkaew
Brenda A. Miller
Hilary F. Byrnes
Aphichat Chamratrithirong
Orratai Rhucharoenpornpanich
Nonthathorn Chaiphet
Michael J. Rosati
Warunee Chookhare
Louisville Science Center
Virginia Commonwealth University
Chiang Mai University
Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation
Mahidol University
PIRE Consultant
Rajanukul Institute
CSN and Associates
Keywords: Psychology;Social Sciences
Issue Date: 1-Jun-2012
Citation: Journal of Early Adolescence. Vol.32, No.3 (2012), 364-386
Abstract: This paper examines the risk and protective factors associated with sexual behaviors among Thai youth ages 13-14 (N=420) living in Bangkok, Thailand. Cross-sectional data were collected using a random sample of households methodology. Three outcomes were assessed: (1) intention to engage in sexual intercourse, (2) pre-coital behaviors, and (3) sexual initiation. Bivariate analysis indicated that parental disapproval of sex, exposure to pornographic media, refusal self-efficacy and having a boyfriend/girlfriend had the strongest relationships with all three outcomes. Multivariate analyses found that parental disapproval of sex and exposure to pornographic media (internet or TV) were significantly associated with all three outcomes. Having a boyfriend or girlfriend was associated with pre-coital behaviors and intentions and sexual refusal self efficacy was correlated with pre-coital behaviors only. The potential competing influences of parent disapproval and exposure to pornographic media on adolescent sexual behaviors should be considered when adapting HIV prevention interventions for Thai youth. © The Author(s) 2012.
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http://repository.li.mahidol.ac.th/dspace/handle/123456789/15197
ISSN: 15525449
02724316
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