Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/32336
Title: Intention to engage in sexual behavior : influence of family functioning and positive youth development over time
Authors: Ma, CMS 
Shek, DTL 
Keywords: Cross-lagged design
Intention to engage in sexual behavior
Longitudinal data
Structural equation modeling
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH
Source: International journal on disability and human development, 2014, v. 13, no. 2, p. 247-253 How to cite?
Journal: International journal on disability and human development 
Abstract: This study examined the influences of family functioning and positive youth development on the intention among adolescents to engage in sexual behavior using a longitudinal design involving two waves of data. Using a cross-lagged approach, analyses using structural equation modeling showed that positive youth development qualities at Time 1 predicted the intention to engage in sexual activity in the future at, Time 2, via family functioning at Time 2. However, positive youth development at Time 2 did not mediate the effect of family functioning at Time 1 on the intention to engage in sexual behavior at Time 2. Family functioning at Time 2 was concurrently associated with the intention to engage in sexual activity at Time 2. This study highlighted the importance of family functioning and positive youth development in reducing risky sexual behavior of early adolescents in Hong Kong.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/32336
ISSN: 2191-1231
EISSN: 2191-0367
DOI: 10.1515/ijdhd-2014-0310
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