Predicting first intercourse among urban early adolescent girls: The role of emotions

  title={Predicting first intercourse among urban early adolescent girls: The role of emotions},
  author={Lucia F. O’Sullivan and Kimberly D. Hearn},
  journal={Cognition and Emotion},
  pages={168 - 179}
Little is known about how girls perceive their ongoing or future sexual experiences, especially the emotions that they associate with these experiences. This study examined how early adolescent girls characterise first intercourse experiences in terms of positive and negative emotions over a one-year period. A US sample of 162 girls (12–14 years), primarily Latina and Black, completed two interviews one year apart that assessed sexual cognitions, affect, and behaviour. Girls anticipated… 

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