TABLE 4

Standardized OLS Regression Coefficients Predicting Precoital Sexual Activity From Sexual Media Diet, Controlling for Baseline Sexual Behavior, Demographic Characteristics, and Other Covariates

Demographic CharacteristicsBlack TeensWhite Teens
Model 1Model 2Model 3Model 1Model 2Model 3
Age0.11a−0.010.000.10a0.010.00
Male0.21c0.090.080.060.02−0.03
Receives free lunch0.080.080.09a0.10a0.060.04
Parent education0.080.050.04−0.02−0.03−0.02
Early puberty0.22c0.13b0.13b0.030.000.00
Baseline sexual behavior0.53c0.49c0.47c0.41c
Other covariates
Good relationship with mother−0.03−0.05
Hands-on parenting−0.03−0.06
Parent disapproval of teen sex−0.02−0.13b
High religiosity0.03−0.11a
Frequent religious attendance0.060.06
School connectedness−0.040.04
Good grades0.02−0.08
Permissive peer sexual norms0.070.04
SMD0.18b0.050.050.39c0.25c0.21c
Model R20.130.360.390.190.380.42
SMD increment to R20.03b0.000.000.11c0.04c0.03c
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  • Model 1 includes demographic characteristics and SMD; model 2 adds baseline sexual behavior; and model 3 adds other covariates.

  • a P < .05.

  • b P < .01.

  • c P < .001.