Texas Abstinence Educators' Self-Efficacy to Motivate Youth Sexual Abstinence
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Authors examined self-efficacy to motivate abstinent behavior (among youth) in a sample of instructors teaching abstinence-onlyuntil- marriage education in Texas (N = 104). Sixty-one percent of the sample had been trained/certified to teach abstinence education. Instructors (mostly female and White) were more confident motivating students to maintain abstinent behavior than motivating change from sexual activity to abstinence (t = 9.354, df = 97). Regression modeling revealed "age" and "beliefs that abstinence education is theory-based" as significant predictors of confidence to motivate both abstinence maintenance and change. Additionally, ethnicity [being non-white ( = -.234, p =.030)] significantly predicted confidence to motivate behavior change. doi:10.1300/ J455v02n03_05 Copyright (c) by The Haworth Press, Inc. All rights reserved.
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SEXUALITY EDUCATION
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Rasberry, C. N., Goodson, P., Buhi, E. R., Pruitt, B., Wilson, K., & Suther, S.
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Rasberry, Catherine N||Goodson, Patricia||Buhi, Eric R||Pruitt, BE Buzz||Wilson, Kelly||Suther, Sandra