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A Gene by Environment Examination of the Influence of Parenting and Family Environment on High-risk Sexual Behavior among African American Adolescents

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Engaging in high-risk sexual behavior (e.g., sex without condoms or no birth control) can have many deleterious consequences for adolescents, making it a public health priority to understand the precursors to such behavior. While the use of authoritative parenting styles has been shown to decrease the likelihood that adolescents will engage in high-risk sexual behavior, family environments defined by conflict and hostility can amplify risk. Our study extends these two lines of research by examining the extent to which a gene X environment interaction process provides a more nuanced understanding of the relationship between family environment, parenting, and high-risk sexual behavior. Analyzing longitudinal data taken from the Family and Community Health Study (FACHS), we investigate propositions from the stress diathesis and differential susceptibility perspectives to determine whether particular genotypes for 5HTT, MAOA, and DRD4 functional genetic polymorphisms moderate the influences of family environment and parenting styles on adolescent’s risky sexual behavior. The implications for prevention are discussed.
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Costa, Elise., Gibson, Chris. and Simons, Ronald. "A Gene by Environment Examination of the Influence of Parenting and Family Environment on High-risk Sexual Behavior among African American Adolescents" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the ASC Annual Meeting, Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, IL, Nov 19, 2013 <Not Available>. 2014-12-10 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p666547_index.html>

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Costa, E. T., Gibson, C. L. and Simons, R. L. , 2013-11-19 "A Gene by Environment Examination of the Influence of Parenting and Family Environment on High-risk Sexual Behavior among African American Adolescents" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the ASC Annual Meeting, Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, IL <Not Available>. 2014-12-10 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p666547_index.html

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Abstract: Engaging in high-risk sexual behavior (e.g., sex without condoms or no birth control) can have many deleterious consequences for adolescents, making it a public health priority to understand the precursors to such behavior. While the use of authoritative parenting styles has been shown to decrease the likelihood that adolescents will engage in high-risk sexual behavior, family environments defined by conflict and hostility can amplify risk. Our study extends these two lines of research by examining the extent to which a gene X environment interaction process provides a more nuanced understanding of the relationship between family environment, parenting, and high-risk sexual behavior. Analyzing longitudinal data taken from the Family and Community Health Study (FACHS), we investigate propositions from the stress diathesis and differential susceptibility perspectives to determine whether particular genotypes for 5HTT, MAOA, and DRD4 functional genetic polymorphisms moderate the influences of family environment and parenting styles on adolescent’s risky sexual behavior. The implications for prevention are discussed.


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