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Introduction According to studies there has been an increase of unprotected intercourse in adolescents that leads to sexually transmitted diseases, psychological disorders, and the use of substance abuse (Jemmott, Fong, G. T. (2005)). Adolescents typically go to the use of drugs to throw away the feelings they encounter in everyday situations. Studies also show that most adolescents that involve their selves in intercourse at an early age will have a larger number of sexual partners, and use condoms less often when engaged in intercourse. Objective The purpose of this paper is to show the comparisons between harm avoidance, and reward dependence, and risky sexual behaviors. Along with showing how African American Adolescents background…show more content…
The survey shows how the boy’s treatment was higher on NS and lowers on RD, and be expected Type II substance abusers. It also showed that the boys were higher on harm avoidance. As shown the boys had a higher Substance Use and Conduct Disorder. Another article by Rodgers and Rowe (2005) says that the social contagion theory of adolescents sexual behavior was introduced that says adolescent transition behaviors are innovations that are rediscovered by each new generation of adolescents. At young ages, a few adolescents engage in sexual activity but over time it increases. Sexual transitions include smoking, drinking, and delinquency. Transition behaviors are social ways that allows the methodology approach used to study innovation diffusion (Banks, 2005). When these models are applied to adolescent’s everyday lives then such things as smoking, drinking, delinquency, and sexuality will fall into a class of models termed epidemic models of the onset of social activities (EMOSA) (Rowe and Rogers 2006). In this model sexual activity is thought to be read through social influences
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