ERIC Number: EJ696292
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jun-1
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School Belonging, Self-Esteem, and Depressive Symptoms in Adolescents: An Examination of Sex, Sexual Attraction Status, and Urbanicity.
Galliher, Renee Vickerman; Rostosky, Sharon Scales; Hughes, Hannah K.
Journal of Youth and Adolescence, v33 n3 p235 Jun 2004
Using data from Wave II of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health; Bearman, P. S., Jones. J., and Udry, J. R. http://www.cpc.unc.edu/projects/addhealth/design.html. 1997), we conducted multivariate analyses to examine three indicators of psychosocial adjustment (school belonging, self-esteem, depressive symptoms) and their associations with sexual attraction status, sex, and urbanicity. In general, sexual minority adolescents reported lower psychological adjustment than adolescents endorsing other-sex attractions only, with sexual minority females at particular risk. Further, differential patterns of risk for sexual minority youth emerged across rural. urban, and suburban communities. We conclude by discussing implications of these findings for addressing the psychosocial needs of sexual minority adolescents.KEY WORDS: sexual minority: adolescence; adjustment.
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health