Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Dr. Travis Publishes Church And Teen Sex Study

Correlation Found On Church Attendance And Sexual Behavior
CLEWISTON, FL. -- Dr. Lasheba Travis recently received confirmation that her research on teen pregnancy prevention has been published through ProQuest, a research-based publishing company that connects people to reliable information. 

Photo: Dr. Travis at recent luncheon in LaBelle

Dr. Travis’s research is entitled “Teen Pregnancy Prevention in a Rural County,” which focused on the frequency of attendance in religious services in African American males ages 13 through 16 to determine if it was correlated to their behavior, behavioral intent, and decision-making toward abstinence. 

Her research found a correlation between the frequency of attending religious services and the behavior and decision-making toward abstinence, but there was no correlation with behavior intent.

To recognize her accomplishments, co-workers from the Hendry and Glades County Health Departments honored her with a tea/luncheon at the First Baptist Church in LaBelle. Attendees from Hendry, Glades, and Lee counties showed their support and showered her with cards and gifts. 

Dr Travis said, “I have many things to be grateful for. Firstly, I give God all the praise. Next, I am especially indebted to the Hendry County Recreation Board and Ramiro Rodriguez; Reverend Dwayne Brown, pastor of Mt Calvary Church in Clewiston; and Diane Brown and Valerie Nelson for their support and assistance in the accomplishment of my research. Lastly, I am grateful to my co-workers for honoring and celebrating my achievements.”

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous12:30 PM

    This information should be invaluable for those planning for the county of Hendry, Florida.

    Good job Dr. Travis.

    Ava Barrett
    Library Director
    Clewiston Public Library