The Influence of Sexually Oriented Music on Minority Adolescent Sexual Initiation.

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Michael A. Perko, Associate Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Answers as to whether sexually-oriented music lyrics influence adolescent sexual initiation are unclear. The purpose of this study was to develop a reliable and valid instrument based on the Theory of Reasoned Action to enable researchers to predict the influence of sexually-oriented music lyrics on early sexual initiation among African-American adolescents (AAas). Participants (n =185) resided in rural and urban areas in the southeastern U.S. The final instrument had a Cronbach‘s alpha of .846. While further development work is needed, the survey is in a promising state. Additional psychometric work will prove the predictive ability and worth of the instrument.

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Language: English
Date: 2012
adolescents, sexuality, music, african american adolescents, effects of music

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