Investigating the relationship between teen pregnancy and social support networks
This study investigated the relatic~mship between social support networks and their effects on sexual behavior during adolescence. The PSS-Fr and the PSS-Fa (Prociando & Heller, 1983) were used to establish the participants' overall perception of their social support networks from their friends and from their family. The Healthy Oakland Teen Survey (Ekstrand et al., 1996) was used to measure the perceived prevalence of risk behaviors among friends of the adolescents, attitudes regarding sexually active students, sexual behavior, and social networks. The predicted result of the experiment was that the strength of an adolescent's social support network would be a predictor for teenage pregnancy. A relationship was found between family support and the number of sexual partners.
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Whitten, Shannon N.
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
College of Sciences
Dissertations, Academic -- Sciences;Sciences -- Dissertations, Academic
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Honors in the Major Thesis
Heinrichs, Ashley Ann, "Investigating the relationship between teen pregnancy and social support networks" (2007). HIM 1990-2015. 696.