Parental support, depression affect, and sexual experience among adolescents

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Abstract

Examines the effect of unsupportive family relations and low self-esteem on
teenage sexual activity and alcohol use. Data from a telephone survey of 301 male
and 242 female adolescents in Iowa suggested significant gender differences, with
young women in unsupportive contexts seeking compensatory intimacy outside the
family.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)166-177
JournalYouth and Society
Volume24
Publication statusPublished - 1992

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