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Parent-Teen Communication: Toward the Prevention of Unintended Pregnancies

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Reports the results of a federally-funded research project on parent- teenager communication about premarital sex and birth control. The emphasis here is on major trends within the data and their implications for parent-teen communication research and the development of parent education programs. No index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780387974576
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 12/28/1990
  • Series: Recent Research in Psychology Series
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1991
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 118
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.28 (d)

Table of Contents

1: Introduction.- The Role of Parents in Influencing Adolescent Problem Behaviors.- Focus of the Present Research.- Teenage Pregnancy: The Scope of the Problem.- Responses to the Problem.- Parent-Teen Communication on Sex and Birth Control: Past Research.- Concluding Comments.- 2: Research Methods.- Overview.- Respondents.- Interviewers.- Interview Schedules.- 3: Parental Orientations.- Parental Orientations Toward Teen Sexual Behavior.- Parental Discussions with Teens about Discouraging Sex.- Timing of Discussions.- Sources of Parental Reluctance to Talk with their Teenager.- What Parents Say in their Discussions.- Parental Orientations Toward Birth Control.- Parental Reservations about Discussing Birth Control.- Preferred Methods of Birth Control.- Implications.- 4: Predictors of Premarital Sex.- Parent Perceptions of Teen Sexual Activity.- Parental Orientations and Teen Premarital Sex.- Thematic Analyses.- General Communication Variables.- Distal Variables.- The Problem of Causal Direction.- Overall Analysis.- Concluding Comments.- 5: Closing Comments.- References.- Appendix A.- Teen Behavior Items.- Discussions with Teen Items.- Opinions about Teen Pregnancy Items.- Evaluation of Argument Items.- Teen Survey Items on Sexual Behavior.

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