Religiosity and Sexual Involvement Within Adolescent Romantic Couples

Brenna C. LeJeune, Gregory Zimet, Faouzi Azzouz, J. Fortenberry, Matthew Aalsma

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Abstract

The impact of religiosity in adolescent romantic partnerships on sexual behavior was assessed. Data were obtained from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health reciprocated couples database using religious- and relationship-oriented variables to predict sexual involvement in 374 couples (748 participants). We found that individual- and couple-based religiosity impacted sexual behavior. These findings provide evidence for dyad religiosity as a component involved in the expression of sexual behavior in romantic relationships. The current results highlight the importance of incorporating a broad social perspective in order to understand the expression of adolescent sexual behavior.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)804-816
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Religion and Health
Volume52
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2013

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Keywords

  • Adolescence
  • Religion
  • Romantic couples
  • Sexual behavior

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Religious studies
  • Medicine(all)
  • Nursing(all)

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Religiosity and Sexual Involvement Within Adolescent Romantic Couples. / LeJeune, Brenna C.; Zimet, Gregory; Azzouz, Faouzi; Fortenberry, J.; Aalsma, Matthew.

In: Journal of Religion and Health, Vol. 52, No. 3, 09.2013, p. 804-816.

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