The effect of social support on risky sexual behavior in homeless adolescent youth.

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This study examines the relationship between social support and youth's high-risk behaviors. The data were obtained from the Midwest Homeless and Runaway Adolescent Project (MHRAP) in 1996. In the Midwestern United States, this study examines the hypothesis that youth with high social support will have low sexual risk behaviors. The study found that youths who had someone to turn to, a greater number of close friends, and someone they could count on were less likely to engage in risky sexual behaviors. The implications of the findings are discussed.

Creator(s): Ford, Alison Nicole
Creation Date: December 2009
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UNT Libraries
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UNT Theses and Dissertations
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Publisher Name: University of North Texas
Place of Publication: Denton, Texas
Date(s):
  • Creation: December 2009
Description:

This study examines the relationship between social support and youth's high-risk behaviors. The data were obtained from the Midwest Homeless and Runaway Adolescent Project (MHRAP) in 1996. In the Midwestern United States, this study examines the hypothesis that youth with high social support will have low sexual risk behaviors. The study found that youths who had someone to turn to, a greater number of close friends, and someone they could count on were less likely to engage in risky sexual behaviors. The implications of the findings are discussed.

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Level: Master's
Discipline: Sociology
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Keyword(s): Social support | homeless youth | sexual behavior | risk
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UNT Libraries
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UNT Theses and Dissertations
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  • OCLC: 592756391 |
  • UNTCAT: b3825000 |
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc12124
Resource Type: Thesis or Dissertation
Format: Text
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Access: Public
License: Copyright
Holder: Ford, Alison Nicole
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