Sexual Self-Concept and Sexual Self-Efficacy in Adolescents: A Possible Clue to Promoting Sexual Health?

@article{Rostosky2008SexualSA,
  title={Sexual Self-Concept and Sexual Self-Efficacy in Adolescents: A Possible Clue to Promoting Sexual Health?},
  author={Sharon Scales Rostosky and Olga Dekhtyar and Pamela K. Cupp and Eric M. Anderman},
  journal={The Journal of Sex Research},
  year={2008},
  volume={45},
  pages={277 - 286}
}
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