Factors Associated with Sexual Intercourse Among African-Born Adolescents in Southern California
AbstractBased on the theory of planned behavior the research aims were to: (a) ascertain how attitude, subjective norm, and perceived control predict intentions to engage in sexual intercourse among Black, African-born adolescents in Southern California; and (b) determine how behavioral beliefs, normative beliefs, and control beliefs predict attitude, subjective norm and perceived control. A questionnaire was developed based on focus group findings. One hundred and thirty-five adolescents aged 15 to 19 years completed the questionnaire. The strongest predictor of intention was attitude, then subjective norm. Enjoying sex, “wanting to be a parent” and to “keep sexual partners” predicted attitude. Educative, informative, cultural and faith based programs, if initiated may help African adolescents in Southern California.
How to Cite
Anjejo, D., Modeste, N. N., Lee, J. W., & Wilson, C. M. (2007). Factors Associated with Sexual Intercourse Among African-Born Adolescents in Southern California. Californian Journal of Health Promotion, 5(4), 97-112. https://doi.org/10.32398/cjhp.v5i4.1271