Sports, sexual behavior, contraceptive use, and pregnancy among female and male high school students: testing cultural resource theory.

@article{Miller1999SportsSB,
  title={Sports, sexual behavior, contraceptive use, and pregnancy among female and male high school students: testing cultural resource theory.},
  author={Kathleen E Miller and Donald F Sabo and M. P. Farrell and G. Michael Barnes and Merrill J. Melnick},
  journal={Sociology of sport journal},
  year={1999},
  volume={16 4},
  pages={366-87}
}
This paper explores the relationship among athletic participation and sexual behavior, contraceptive use, and pregnancy in female and male high school students in the US. Using the 1995 Youth Risk Behavior Survey, the sexual behavior of 8979 high school students was analyzed using covariance and multiple covariance. After controlling for factors such as race and ethnicity, age, and maternal education, it was observed that girls who participated in sports activities had lower rates of sexual… CONTINUE READING

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