Addressing the indirect effects family function towards sexual intention on high school student

Rahmi Lubis, Zahrotur Rusyda Hinduan, Ratna Jatnika, Hendriati Agustiani

Abstract


The active sexual hormones put adolescents at risk to engage in early sexual intercourse, which is detrimental and affects to adolescents physical and mental health. Meanwhile, the family leads as the key and role in shaping the children personality. In this paper, we examine the role of family function on adolescent sexual intentions based on the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB). In practical, we perform the multistage random sampling and get one-thousand six high school students aged 15-18 years in Medan, Indonesia. According to this, the instrument used is the Indonesian Youth Sexual Intention Scale and the Family Function Scale. Long story short, we use Structural Equation Models with Partial Least Squares (SEM-PLS) to measure the sexual attitudes and subjective norms influenced sexual intention through moderation of perceived behavior control. In a nutshell, the family function influences sexual intention through mediation of subjective norms with moderation of perceived behavior control. The results are valuable for designing an intervention program for adolescents early sexual behavior problems.

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Published: 2021-06-22

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Rahmi Lubis, Zahrotur Rusyda Hinduan, Ratna Jatnika, Hendriati Agustiani, Addressing the indirect effects family function towards sexual intention on high school student, Commun. Math. Biol. Neurosci., 2021 (2021), Article ID 54

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