This research was supported by a NIDA grant (R01-DA07484; Principal Investigator: Marc A. Zimmerman) and a NIMH grant (K01 MH089832; Principal Investigator: Katherine S. Elkington).
Condom Use Trajectories in Adolescence and the Transition to Adulthood: The Role of Mother and Father Support
Version of Record online: 23 JAN 2012
© 2012 The Authors. Journal of Research on Adolescence © 2012 Society for Research on Adolescence
Journal of Research on Adolescence
Volume 22, Issue 2, pages 350–366, June 2012
How to Cite
Pingel, E. S., Bauermeister, J. A., Elkington, K. S., Fergus, S., Caldwell, C. H. and Zimmerman, M. A. (2012), Condom Use Trajectories in Adolescence and the Transition to Adulthood: The Role of Mother and Father Support. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 22: 350–366. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-7795.2011.00775.x
- Issue online: 16 MAY 2012
- Version of Record online: 23 JAN 2012
- NIDA grant. Grant Number: R01-DA07484
- NIMH grant. Grant Number: K01 MH089832
Few studies have investigated how mother and father support differ on predicting youths’ sexual risk behavior. We therefore examined the influence of parental support on condom use trajectories and its correlates in a predominantly African-American sample (N = 627; 53% female participants; M = 14.86 years [SD = 0.64]) from adolescence to young adulthood. We used hierarchical growth curve modeling to examine the relationship between condom use, substance use, psychological distress, and parental support prospectively. We found that consistent condom use decreased over time and was associated negatively with psychological distress and substance use. Furthermore, both maternal and paternal support were associated with more condom use over time. We discuss the implications of our findings for HIV prevention programs.