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Am J Health Behav. 2013 May;37(3):422-30. doi: 10.5993/AJHB.37.3.15.

New media use and sexual behavior among Latino adolescents.

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Department of Prevention and Community Health, The George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA. mmlandry@gwu.edu

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

To examine the relationship between SMS/social media use and sexual behavior among Latino adolescents.

METHODS:

Four hundred twenty-eight 9(th)- and 10(th)-grade Latino adolescents were recruited to participate in a survey. Bivariate and multivariate analyses were conducted to examine associations between new media use and sexual behaviors.

RESULTS:

There is a significant association between frequency of SMS/social media use and sexual behavior after controlling for age, gender, survey language, and nativity.

CONCLUSIONS:

Latino adolescents using SMS and social media at higher frequencies are more likely to have ever had sex. Future research must continue to explore this relationship.

PMID:
23985189
DOI:
10.5993/AJHB.37.3.15
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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