PSY 304 Week 2 Discussion 1
Based on your personal and vicarious experiences, assess whether you agree with this research or not. “Teenagers who have close relationships with their parents are less likely to initiate sexual activity at an early age (Bynum, 2007). Further, parents who have a good line of communication with their adolescents seem to delay the onset of sexual activity as well (Aspy et al., 2007)”. (Shriner & Shriner, 2014, section 10.2, para. 11).
I agree with the research that teenagers who have a close relationship with their parents are less likely to initiate sexual activity at an early age and parents who have a good line of communication with their adolescents delay sexual activity. According to Kirby (2001), “Family dynamics and attachment also play a role in reducing adolescent sexual risk-taking. If parents appropriately supervise and monitor their children, and if the adolescents feel connected to their parents, they are less likely to engage in sexual risk-taking. Family values about sexual behavior