Title

Increased incidence of risky sexual behavior in college students with a history of familial incarceration

Advisor

Jacquin, Kristine

Committee Member

Eakin, Deborah

Committee Member

Armstrong, Kevin

Date of Degree

8-1-2008

Original embargo terms

MSU Only Indefinitely

Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Department

Department of Psychology

Abstract

This study examined risky sexual behaviors in college students with and without a history of familial incarceration. Researchers have studied some possible negative effects of parental incarceration such as aggression, but have not addressed consequences that may occur later in a child’s life. In addition, until the current study, no one had examined coping styles as a possible mediator between parental incarceration and later outcomes. In this study, 771 college students completed an internet-based survey assessing history of familial incarceration, sexual behaviors, and coping skills. Students with a history of familial incarceration engaged in more risky sexual behaviors than other students. However, coping styles did not mediate the relationship between risky sexual behavior and history of parental or familial incarceration.

URI

https://hdl.handle.net/11668/16331

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