When two isn't better than one: predictors of early sexual activity in adolescence using a cumulative risk model.

@article{Price2009WhenTI,
  title={When two isn't better than one: predictors of early sexual activity in adolescence using a cumulative risk model.},
  author={Myeshia N Price and Janet Shibley Hyde},
  journal={Journal of youth and adolescence},
  year={2009},
  volume={38 8},
  pages={1059-71}
}
This study explored factors that may be associated with early initiation of sexual activity among adolescents. Using the cumulative risk model, we hypothesized that as exposure to risk factors increases, so does the likelihood of early sexual debut. A sample of 273 (53% girls, 90% European American) adolescents was followed longitudinally from age 13 to 15. The results indicate that, for girls, increased television viewing, low self-esteem, poor parental relationships, living in a non-intact… CONTINUE READING