EFFECT OF PARENTAL HARMONY ON ADOLESCENTS SEXUAL RISK BEHAVIOUR IN URBAN AREAS OF INDONESIA

Suparmi Suparmi

Abstract


Adolescents are at high risk for a number of negative health consequences associated with early and unsafe
sexual activity. This study is aimed to analyze the effect of parental harmony on adolescents sexual risk behaviour
in urban areas. There were 1,491 adolescents entered into the analysis. The result shows that adolescents who
had good parental harmony relationship accounted for 66% of the reduction to had sexual risk behaviour rather
than those who did not. Adolescents who had juvenile delinquency increased 3.2-fold to had sexual risk behaviour
rather than who did not. Main policy implication of this finding is the importance of parental harmony relationship
to reduce adolescents sexual risk behaviour.


Keywords


Sexual risk behaviour, Parental harmony

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14203/widyariset.18.1.2015.127–134

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