CitationWeinman, Maxine L.; Small, Eusebius; Buzi, Ruth S.; & Smith, Peggy B. (2008). Risk Factors, Parental Communication, Self and Peers’ Beliefs as Predictors of Condom Use Among Female Adolescents Attending Family Planning Clinics. Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal. vol. 25 (3) pp. 157-170
AbstractThis study examined the impact of risk factors, self and peers’ beliefs, and parental communication on condom use among 290 female adolescents who attended family planning clinics. The major findings showed that in addition to risk factors, self and peer beliefs about condom use and parental communication about birth control predicted actual condom use. Implications for social workers about the importance of encouraging communication between adolescents and their parents are discussed.
Reference TypeJournal Article
Journal TitleChild and Adolescent Social Work Journal
Author(s)Weinman, Maxine L.
Buzi, Ruth S.
Smith, Peggy B.