Sexual practices in relation to psychosocial status of Greek adolescents
Keywords:Adolescence, Sexual behavior, Sexuality, Psychosocial Functionality, Qualitative study
Sexual behavior is considered to be an important aspect in adolescents’ life and constitutes the focus of this study, as it may have consequences in physical and mental health. In the current study 1096 adolescents participated, with mean age 15 years, while qualitative methodology was used. The results presented were varied. Adolescents who were sexually active had higher scores in conduct problems scales and hyperactivity. Adolescents who were forced to have sex, had higher scores in all scales, except from pro-social scale and in total score, while adolescents with higher academic performance in last year (scoring 18 to 20 out of 20 rating scores) were less likely to have sexual experiences comparing to adolescents with grades under 15 out of 20. Finally, preventive and educational measures for students in sexuality could prevent negative consequences and challenges could be faced.
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