Gender and Racial Differences in Teens' Attitudes Toward Sexuality: A Data-Driven Learning Guide (ICPSR 341)

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Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research

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Data-Driven Learning Guides are a collection of instructional exercises that can be used to enhance teaching of core concepts in the social sciences. This learning guide investigates gender and racial differences in adolescents' beliefs and attitudes about sexuality and pregnancy. Research questions that can be explored using this learning guide include: how biological, social, cultural, and environmental factors influence adolescents' sexual beliefs, do teenage males and females differ in their perception of sexuality and how their perceptions affect the choices they make, do racial/ethnic groups have different attitudes about sexuality, and how do parental attitudes about sexuality influence teenagers' attitudes and behaviors. Crosstabulations and comparison of means are used for the analysis.