Meanings of sexual intercourse for Italian adolescents.

@article{Giannotta2009MeaningsOS,
  title={Meanings of sexual intercourse for Italian adolescents.},
  author={Fabrizia Giannotta and Silvia Ciairano and Rob Spruijt and Donna Spruijt-Metz},
  journal={Journal of adolescence},
  year={2009},
  volume={32 2},
  pages={157-69}
}
The goal of the present study was to investigate meanings of sexual intercourse in adolescence, and the relationships between meanings, gender, age, and sexual behaviors. Subjects were 201 Italian adolescents (107 boys and 94 girls), aged 14-19 (M=17.44, SD=1.65). Participants completed a battery of questionnaires on meanings of sex, sexual activity and other risk behaviors. Using confirmatory factor analyses and ANOVAs, we found: (1) four dimensions of meanings of sexual intercourse: negative… CONTINUE READING

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