Predicting early sexual activity with behavior problems exhibited at school entry and in early adolescence.

@article{Schofield2008PredictingES,
  title={Predicting early sexual activity with behavior problems exhibited at school entry and in early adolescence.},
  author={Hannah-Lise T Schofield and Karen Linn Bierman and Brenda S Heinrichs and Robert Nix},
  journal={Journal of abnormal child psychology},
  year={2008},
  volume={36 8},
  pages={1175-88}
}
Youth who initiate sexual intercourse in early adolescence (age 11-14) experience multiple risks, including concurrent adjustment problems and unsafe sexual practices. The current study tested two models describing the links between childhood precursors, early adolescent risk factors, and adolescent sexual activity: a cumulative model and a meditational model. A longitudinal sample of 694 boys and girls from four geographical locations was utilized, with data collected from kindergarten through… CONTINUE READING

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