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ERIC Number: EJ972894
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-1936-1653
A Religious Experience? Personal, Parental, and Peer Religiosity and the Academic Success of Sexual-Minority Youth Using Nationally Representative Samples
Gottfried, Michael A.; Polikoff, Morgan S.
Journal of LGBT Youth, v9 n3 p183-199 2012
Using nationally representative transcript data, this study is the first to include a discussion of religiosity in the context of sexual-minority students' academic achievement. This study examines the issue in three capacities: first, by comparing school success of sexual-minority youth to a non-sexual-minority reference group; second, by examining multiple facets of religiosity--including personal, parental, and peer factors--and their associations with the schooling success of sexual-minority youth and their heterosexual counterparts; and third, by exploring these issues across the three definitions of sexual-minority youth for both genders. The results indicate that whereas non-sexual-minority females with higher personal, parental, and peer religiosity tend to have higher grade-point averages (GPAs), sexual-minority males' school success is unrelated to the religiosity of their environments. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health