Reciprocal associations between adolescent sexual activity and quality of youth-parent interactions.

@article{Ream2005ReciprocalAB,
  title={Reciprocal associations between adolescent sexual activity and quality of youth-parent interactions.},
  author={Geoffrey L Ream and Ritch C. Savin-Williams},
  journal={Journal of family psychology : JFP : journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association},
  year={2005},
  volume={19 2},
  pages={171-9}
}
The authors examined differences in adolescents' relationships with their parents before and after adolescent first sexual activity. Participants were 13,570 members of the core sample of the National Longitudinal Survey of Adolescent Health (Add Health) Waves 1 and 2. Path analyses examined changes in parent-adolescent closeness, shared activities, and problem-focused interactions associated with changes in sexual activity separately for sons and daughters and for mothers and fathers. Race… CONTINUE READING

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