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The impact family structure has on sexual activity and educational aspirations for african american adolescents ages 12 – 17

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dc.contributor.advisor Lewis-Moss, Rhonda K.
dc.contributor.author Roberts, Shani Roshelle
dc.date.accessioned 2007-09-04T19:59:03Z
dc.date.available 2007-09-04T19:59:03Z
dc.date.issued 2007-04-27
dc.identifier.citation Roberts,Shani R. & Moss,Rhonda Lewis.(2007).The impact family structure has on sexual activity and educational aspirations for african american adolescents ages 12 – 17. In Proceedings : 3rd Annual Symposium : Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects. Wichita, KS : Wichita State University, p.155-156 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10057/839
dc.description First Place winner of non-oral presentations at the 3rd Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects (GRASP) held at the Hughes Metropolitan Complex, Wichita State University, April 27, 2007. en
dc.description Research completed at the Department of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences en
dc.description.abstract Within the past few decades African Americans have made a lot of progress in educational attainment and achievement. The gaps between Caucasians and African Americans are slowly narrowing because more African American adolescents are completing high school and going on to college. The present analysis uses archival data collected as part of the Youth Empowerment Project (YEP), which surveyed various health and educational variables of 462 African American adolescents. The present study serves to address three empirical questions: 1) Is there a relationship between educational aspirations and family structure; 2) Is there a relationship between educational aspirations and sexual activity; and 3) Is there a relationship between family structure and sexual activity? The results showed that there was a negative correlation between family structure and educational aspirations. As educational aspirations increased the number of parents in the home decreased, suggesting that having a single parent did not interfere with educational aspirations r = -.173. The results also showed that as educational aspirations increased, the number of sexual partners decreased r = -.141. There was no significant relationship between family structure and sexual activity. en
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dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Wichita State University. Graduate School. en
dc.relation.ispartofseries GRASP en
dc.relation.ispartofseries v.3 en
dc.title The impact family structure has on sexual activity and educational aspirations for african american adolescents ages 12 – 17 en
dc.type Conference paper en

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