Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name



School of Social Work

First Advisor

Dr. Joanne Rhone


This study attempted to research the attitudes of black adolescents toward sex. In order to research the sexual attitudes of black adolescents this study attempted to discover the affects of the relationship between the adolescent and his parents , teachers, peers and the fear of AIDS. A questionnaire was developed and it focuses on identifying information, sexual history, attitude, knowledge and fear of AIDS. It is a exploratory descriptive study were the data obtained is represented in percentages , differentiating between male and female responses. The results of this study indicated the following: that black adolescents want more information about sex from the school; they are starting to have sex at an earlier age; peer pressure has some influence on their sexual attitude and behavior; and, they are aware of AIDS and has the knowledge of AIDS and it has affected their attitude toward sex.