Previous studies have found that priming tasks that activate analytical thinking tend to weaken religious beliefs. Although the transmission of religiousness has been assumed to be purely cultural, behavior genetic studies have demonstrated that genetic factors play a role in the individual differences in some religious traits. We believe this represents a narrowing of a generational gap that had been opening up prior to the s. And, Jennifer Hirsch, in an interview study of Mexican Catholics, found that many of her subjects understood sexual activity with their partners as commensurate with the Catholic principle that husbands and wives should be sexually available to one another Hirsch, Udry's biosocial model of adolescent male sexuality describes how testosterone T , sex hormone-binding globulin SHBG , age, pubertal development, and church attendance combine to produce variability in sexual behaviors and thoughts. Cognitive Development and Reference Group theories were utilized as frameworks to guide the study. The sample was randomly split into equal size experimental and control groups. Therefore, older adults may appropriate different elements of religious teachings, to use them in a way which does not necessarily reflect the expectations of religious leaders Gardner, Furthermore, research suggests that thinking about the long-term future tends to activate global and holistic processing because people know few details about the future, and therefore tend to think about it in abstract way. The proportion of teen females who had sex before age 15 years increased. The purpose of this study was to utilize the National Longitudinal Survey of Adolescent Health Wave I to develop models to predict the onset of sexual intercourse before the age of 16, the experience of forced sexual intercourse for females and the choice to have multiple sexual partners with both genders. Whatever their cognitive foundations or historical sources, a primary function of religious groups in the contemporary U. Implications for nursing include assessing family functioning and the interrelationships of family members and the adolescent in the family setting. Logistic regression analysis revealed that the overall percentage predicted correctly by the variables used in this equation for ever engaging in sexual intercourse was Additionally, the effects of priming thoughts about sex within a loving relationship have not been examined.