CitationUsher-Seriki, K.; K; Bynum, M.; S; Callands, T.; & C (2008). Mother-daughter communication about sex and sexual intercourse among middle-to upper-class African American girls. Journal of Family Issues. vol. 29 (7) pp. 901-917
AbstractThis study investigated linkages between various dimensions of mother— daughter communication about sex and sexual intercourse in a sample of 274 middle- to upper-income African American adolescent girls, drawn from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health. Logistic regression analysis revealed that girls who reported closer relationships with their mothers were less likely to have had sexual intercourse. They were more likely to report a history of sexual intercourse when their mothers communicated frequently about sexual topics and when daughters perceived their mothers as being more approving of premarital sex. Daughters were less likely to be sexually active when their mothers reported more discussions related to the negative consequences of premarital sex and to delaying sexual intercourse for moral reasons. The implications of these findings for upwardly mobile African American families are discussed.
Reference TypeJournal Article
Journal TitleJournal of Family Issues