Sexuality attitudes and behaviors of self-described very religious urban students in middle school

Joseph Donnelly, Eva Goldfarb, David F. Duncan, Carolyn Eadie

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Abstract

Data from a survey of 869 students aged 11 to 15 years and attending six urban middle schools were analyzed to identify differences in sex attitudes and behaviors between serf-reported very religious students and their less religious peers. The two groups were demographically similar. They differed on only two attitude items, one suggesting that intercourse was a normal part of teenage dating and the other suggesting intercourse was alright if the two people were in love. The groups did not differ in their estimation of their peers' sexual activity or attitude or in terms of their own intercourse behavior or future intentions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)607-610
Number of pages4
JournalPsychological Reports
Volume85
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1999

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