Family communication and religiosity related to substance use and sexual behavior in early adolescence: a test for pathways through self-control and prototype perceptions.

@article{Wills2003FamilyCA,
  title={Family communication and religiosity related to substance use and sexual behavior in early adolescence: a test for pathways through self-control and prototype perceptions.},
  author={Thomas Ashby Wills and Frederick X. Gibbons and Meg Gerrard and Velma McBride Murry and Gene H Brody},
  journal={Psychology of addictive behaviors : journal of the Society of Psychologists in Addictive Behaviors},
  year={2003},
  volume={17 4},
  pages={312-23}
}
This research tested predictions about pathways to substance use and sexual behavior with a community sample of 297 African American adolescents (M age: 13.0 years). Structural modeling indicated that parent-adolescent communication had a path to unfavorable prototypes of substance users; quality of parent-adolescent relationship had paths to good self-control, higher resistance efficacy, and unfavorable prototypes of sexually active teens; and religiosity had inverse direct effects to both… CONTINUE READING

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