Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/69787
Title: Sexual behavior and intention to engage in sexual behavior among young adolescents in Hong Kong : findings based on four waves of data
Authors: Shek, DTL 
Leung, H 
Keywords: Sexual behavior
Sexual behavioral intention
Chinese adolescents
Longitudinal study
Linear mixed model
Risk behavior
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Springer
Source: In TY Lee, DTL Shek & RCF Sun (Eds.), Student well-being in Chinese adolescents in Hong Kong : theory, intervention and research, p. 255-273. Singapore: Springer, 2015 How to cite?
Abstract: This study examined the growth trajectories of sexual behavior and intention to engage in sexual behavior among young adolescents in Hong Kong across 4 years. Besides, the impact of family structure and economic disadvantage on the rate of change in adolescent sexual behavior and intention was studied, and the concurrent and longitudinal impact of family functioning and positive youth development on adolescent sexual behavior and intention was explored. Four waves of data were collected from adolescents (n = 3328 at Wave 1) in 28 secondary schools in Hong Kong. Individual growth curve models generally showed that adolescents from economically disadvantaged and non-intact families increased their sexual behavior at a faster rate than their counterparts, but they did not affect the rate of acceleration in intention to engage in sexual behavior. Multiple regression analyses revealed that family functioning and positive youth development influenced adolescent sexual behavior and intention.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/69787
ISBN: 9812875824
9789812875822
9812875816
9789812875815
DOI: 10.1007/978-981-287-582-2_20
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