Show simple item record Ferry, Shannon Elizabeth 2014-08-27T18:27:16Z 2014-08-27T18:27:16Z 2014-06
dc.description 21 pages. A thesis presented to the Department of Counseling Psychology and Human Services and the Clark Honors College of the University of Oregon in partial fulfillment of the requirements for degree of Bachelor of Science, Spring 2014. en_US
dc.description.abstract Although the influence of parental sexual communication on adolescent initiation of vaginal intercourse has been well-documented, this relationship has not yet been examined in the case of early oral sexual initiation. The current study used data from 329 community adolescents (52% female; mean age=14.4 years) to assess associations between early oral sexual initiation and frequency of parental communication about (a) sexual topics and (b) relationships with the opposite sex. Gender differences in these associations were also explored. Overall results from bivariate analyses found a modest correlation between parental sexual communication at baseline and initiation of oral sex at one year follow-up. Results further revealed that parental communication about sexual topics was negatively associated with oral sexual initiation for females, but was positively associated for males. Parental communication about relationships was negatively associated with oral sexual initiation for males, but was positively associated for females. The findings are discussed in regard to their implications for preventing early oral sexual initiation among male and female adolescents. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Oregon en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries University of Oregon theses, Dept. of Counseling Psychology and Human Services, Honors College, B.S., 2014;
dc.rights All Rights Reserved. en_US
dc.subject Adolescent Sexuality en_US
dc.subject Parental Communication en_US
dc.subject Oral Sex en_US
dc.subject Sexual Initiation en_US
dc.subject Risky Behavior en_US
dc.subject Adolescent Behavior en_US
dc.subject Longitudinal en_US
dc.title Longitudinal Effects of Parental Sexual Communication on Adolescent Oral Sex Initiation: An Exploratoin of Gender Differences en_US
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_US

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