Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
Deborah P. Welsh
Brian Barber, Robert Wahler, Warren Jones
The three studies presented in this paper together examined personal, psychological, and relational variables and their association to adolescent sexual behaviors. By examining adolescent sexual behaviors in the context in which they are embedded and adding to our questions, non-coital sexual behaviors, the two studies presented here provide evidence that the relationship context is an important consideration. For some adolescents engaging in sexual behaviors is likely symptomatic; however, for others engaging in sexual behaviors is less problematic.
Grello, Catherine Marie, "Adolescent Sexual Behaviors: Analyses of Context. " PhD diss., University of Tennessee, 2005.