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dc.contributor.authorMadkour, Aubrey Spriggs
dc.contributor.authorFarha, Tilda
dc.contributor.authorFarhat, Tilda
dc.contributor.authorHalpern, Carolyn Tucker
dc.contributor.authorNic Gabhainn, Saoirse
dc.contributor.authorGodeau, Emmanuelle
dc.date.accessioned2021-04-12T07:47:03Z
dc.date.available2021-04-12T07:47:03Z
dc.date.issued2012-10-08
dc.identifier.citationMadkour, Aubrey Spriggs, Farhat, Tilda, Halpern, Carolyn Tucker, Gabhainn, Saoirse nic, & Godeau, Emmanuelle. (2012). Parents' Support and Knowledge of Their Daughters' Lives, and Females' Early Sexual Initiation In Nine European Countries. Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 44(3), 167-175. doi:https://doi.org/10.1363/4416712en_IE
dc.identifier.issn1931-2393
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10379/16698
dc.description.abstractCONTEXT: Associations between early sexual initiation and parental support and knowledge have not been uniformly tested in multiple European population-based samples. Understanding such associations is important in efforts to discourage females' early sex.METHODS: Data were compiled for 7,466 females aged 14-16 who participated in the 2005-2006 Health Behaviors in School-Aged Children survey in nine countries (Austria, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Lithuania, Romania, Spain and Ukraine). Univariate, bivariate and multivariable analyses were run with standard error corrections and weights to assess how sexual initiation before age 16 was related to maternal and paternal support and knowledge of daily activities.RESULTS: Prevalence of early sexual initiation ranged from 7% (in Romania) to 35% (in Iceland). In bivariate analyses, maternal and paternal support were significantly negatively related to adolescent females' early sexual initiation in most countries. In models with demographic controls, parental support was negatively associated with early sexual initiation (odds ratio, 0.8 for maternal and 0.7 for paternal). After parental knowledge was added, early sexual initiation was no longer associated with parental support, but was negatively associated with maternal and paternal knowledge (0.7 for each). These patterns held across countries.CONCLUSIONS: Parental knowledge largely explained negative associations between parental support and early initiation, suggesting either that knowledge is more important than support or that knowledge mediates the association between support and early sex. Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 2012, 44(3):167-175, doi: 10.1363/4416712en_IE
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dc.language.isoenen_IE
dc.publisherWileyen_IE
dc.relation.ispartofPerspectives On Sexual And Reproductive Healthen
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Ireland
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ie/
dc.subjectBONDING INSTRUMENTen_IE
dc.subjectFAMILY-STRUCTUREen_IE
dc.subjectHEALTH BEHAVIORen_IE
dc.subject5 NATIONSen_IE
dc.subjectADOLESCENTSen_IE
dc.subjectREINTERPRETATIONen_IE
dc.subjectSYMPTOMSen_IE
dc.subjectSAMPLEen_IE
dc.subjectDEBUTen_IE
dc.subjectYOUTHen_IE
dc.titleParents' support and knowledge of their daughters' lives and females' early sexual initiation In nine European countries.en_IE
dc.typeArticleen_IE
dc.date.updated2021-03-28T12:55:04Z
dc.identifier.doi10.1363/4416712
dc.local.publishedsourcehttps://doi.org/10.1363/4416712en_IE
dc.description.peer-reviewedpeer-reviewed
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dc.local.contactSaoirse Nic Gabhainn, Dept. Of Health Promotion, Aras Moyola, Nui Galway. 3093 Email: saoirse.nicgabhainn@nuigalway.ie
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