Presentation Title

Parental separation and safe sexual activity among college students

Faculty Mentor

Patricia Cabral

Start Date

17-11-2018 3:00 PM

End Date

17-11-2018 5:00 PM

Location

CREVELING 78

Session

POSTER 3

Type of Presentation

Poster

Subject Area

behavioral_social_sciences

Abstract

Adverse childhood experiences have been shown to be strongly correlated to the amount of health and behavioral problems seen throughout an individual’s lifespan. However, the extent to which an adverse childhood experience such as parental separation affects the likelihood of someone to engage in risky sexual behavior has yet to be well-understood. The purpose of this study is to look at the role of parental separation (i.e., having a parent they did not live with regularly) in safe sexual activity (i.e., STI prevention method and number of sexual partners). College students from the San Joaquin Valley in California (N = 114) completed an online survey. Parental separation was not significantly related to either outcome. This may be due to low prevalence of parental separation in our sample (22%).

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Parental separation and safe sexual activity among college students

CREVELING 78

Adverse childhood experiences have been shown to be strongly correlated to the amount of health and behavioral problems seen throughout an individual’s lifespan. However, the extent to which an adverse childhood experience such as parental separation affects the likelihood of someone to engage in risky sexual behavior has yet to be well-understood. The purpose of this study is to look at the role of parental separation (i.e., having a parent they did not live with regularly) in safe sexual activity (i.e., STI prevention method and number of sexual partners). College students from the San Joaquin Valley in California (N = 114) completed an online survey. Parental separation was not significantly related to either outcome. This may be due to low prevalence of parental separation in our sample (22%).