Predicting risk for pregnancy by late adolescence: a social contextual perspective.

@article{Scaramella1998PredictingRF,
  title={Predicting risk for pregnancy by late adolescence: a social contextual perspective.},
  author={Laura V. Scaramella and Rand D. Conger and Ronald L. Simons and Les B. Whitbeck},
  journal={Developmental psychology},
  year={1998},
  volume={34 6},
  pages={1233-45}
}
To evaluate a model of social contextual influences on risk for adolescent pregnancy, 368 target adolescents (52% female, 48% male) and their mothers, fathers, and closest age siblings were assessed 6 times over a 7-year period beginning when the target adolescents were in 7th grade. Two pathways were found to increase risk for involvement in a pregnancy by late adolescence. Middle adolescent risk-taking behavior mediated the influence of early adolescent parental warmth-involvement and deviant… CONTINUE READING