To identify the most important social and personal characteristics related to early sexual debut among troubled teenagers. One hundred ninety-eight youths aged 12—19 years were recruited from outpatient mental health clinics and completed self-reports and interviews about their age of sexual debut; family, peer, and partner relationships e. Three social context variables parental hostile control, negative and positive peer influence and one personal characteristic externalizing problems correctly classified
MATERIALS AND METHODS
As young people move from early to late adolescence, they develop both physically and psychologically, which also includes their sexual development. During this time, teens experience and explore different feelings and behaviours as aspects of their sexual growth. At this time, teenagers receive different information from parents, peers, social media and the internet about sex. How young people approach their sexual development is personal, and so understanding their own sexuality and making informed decisions about their behaviours is essential for healthy sexual development into adulthood Frayser, This important period in young people's sexual and psychosocial development - and the supportive role that parents and schools can play - is increasingly recognised with the delivery of respectful relationships education in schools and other child-focused settings. This includes sexual attraction and relationships, sexual intercourse, contraception choices, pornography viewing, and unwanted sexual behaviours. From late childhood into early adolescence, many teenagers start to explore and discover their sexuality and who they are attracted to.
The Social Context of Sexual Behavior
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This report provides a snapshot of insights into the sexual experiences and behaviours of teenagers aged 14—17 years. It covers sexual attraction and relationships, sexual intercourse, contraception choices, pornography viewing, and unwanted sexual behaviours. Read the full chapter: Teenagers and sex. Examines the peer relationships of Australian Children around mid-adolescence and the influence of these friendships on attitudes and behaviour. This chapter describes the past help-seeking behaviours and future help-seeking intentions of adolescents, focusing on who adolescents go to for he. This chapter provides a description of how young people are faring in relation to eating problems at 14—15 years of age. Copyright information. The Australian Institute of Family Studies acknowledges the traditional country throughout Australia on which we gather, live, work and stand. We acknowledge all traditional custodians, their Elders past, present and emerging and we pay our respects to their continuing connection to their culture, community, land, sea and rivers.