ERIC Number: EJ696844
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
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Adolescents' Psychological Health and Experiences with Unwanted Sexual Behavior at School
Adolescence San Diego, v39 n156 p817 Win 2004
This paper examines the relationship between experiences with unwanted sexual behavior at school and adolescents' health. Adolescent boys and girls (N = 2,808) participated in a 1998/1999 survey of secondary school students in two regions of The Netherlands. The psychological issues investigated included psychosomatic problems and self-esteem. It was hypothesized that adolescents who have experienced unwanted sexual behavior at school would report more psychosomatic problems and lower self-esteem. Furthermore, it was hypothesized that girls would report lower self-esteem and more psychosomatic problems than would boys. Regression analysis indicated that experiences with unwanted sexual behavior were related to adolescents' psychological health, independently of other variables.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Psychology, Females, Sexuality, Males, Adolescents
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands