Social cognitive factors associated with mother-adolescent communication about sex.

  title={Social cognitive factors associated with mother-adolescent communication about sex.},
  author={Colleen Diiorio and Ken Resnicow and William Dudley and Steve Thomas and Dongqing Terry Wang and Deborah F Van Marter and Brigitte A. Manteuffel and Jenny Lipana},
  journal={Journal of health communication},
  volume={5 1},
To better understand why some mothers talk to their children about sex and others do not, we examined the role of two social cognitive variables--self-efficacy and outcome expectancies--in explaining sex-based communication. The present study was part of a larger study to test the efficacy of two HIV prevention programs for mothers and their adolescents. Mothers and their adolescents were recruited from a large community organization that serves youth who live in disadvantaged circumstances… CONTINUE READING

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