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Laura Carpenter and John DeLamater

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780814772522

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9780814772522.001.0001

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A Meta-Analysis on the Relationship between Parental Divorce Family Structures and Adolescents’ Attitudes and Behaviors Regarding Premarital Intercourse

A Meta-Analysis on the Relationship between Parental Divorce Family Structures and Adolescents’ Attitudes and Behaviors Regarding Premarital Intercourse

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(p.109) 5 A Meta-Analysis on the Relationship between Parental Divorce Family Structures and Adolescents’ Attitudes and Behaviors Regarding Premarital Intercourse
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Sex for Life
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William Jeynes

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NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814772522.003.0005

This chapter examines how parental divorce influences adolescents' sexual behaviors and attitudes. Although a variety of parental family configurations exist, social scientists have concentrated their efforts on examining the influence of parental divorce and remarriage because these are the most common nontraditional family structures. Various family and psychological theories predict that parental divorce would increase the likelihood that the progeny, given their own nontraditional family background, would engage in behavior that would yield a nontraditional family structure. There is considerable evidence that people who have grown up in a nontraditional family structure are more likely than their counterparts from intact families to live in a nontraditional family structure themselves. Moreover, these same progeny living in nontraditional households are also more likely to maintain less traditional views about family structures and about engaging in sex outside of marriage than their counterparts from nondivorced families.

Keywords:   parental divorce, remarriage, adolescent sexual behavior, nontraditional family, nontraditional households, divorced families

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