The relationship of parents' communication patterns and peer-group interaction with sexual risk behavior in adolescents

Erlinna Nur Syah Putri, Tiyas Kusumaningrum, Rr Dian Tristiana

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Abstract

Introduction: Sexual risk behavior in adolescents is a serious problem and is increasing in Indonesia. This study aimed to explain the relationship of parents' communication patterns and peer-group interaction with sexual risk behavior in adolescents in Surabaya. Method: This study used a cross-sectional design. The sample of 106 adolescents was obtained by cluster random sampling. The inclusion criteria were 15-18 years of age and those living with parents. Data were collected using parents' communication pattern questionnaire, peer-group interaction questionnaire and sexual risk behavior questionnaire, and were then analyzed using Spearman's rho statistical test. Results: There was a relationship between parents' communication patterns (p = 0.000; r = -0.586) and peer-group interaction (p = 0.000; r = -0.565) with sexual risk behavior in adolescents. Conclusion: Open and two-way communication between parents and adolescents needs to be developed so that adolescents can develop good behavior. The development of a program to prevent sexual risk behavior needs to be done especially in adolescents' peer groups to prevent the negative impact of peers in the spread of sexual content in adolescents in their groups.

Original languageEnglish
Article number20190166
JournalInternational Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health
Volume34
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2022

Keywords

  • adolescents
  • parents' communication pattern
  • peer-group interaction
  • sexual risk behavior

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