Predicting Sexual Experience in Adolescent Boys From Peer Rejection and Acceptance During Childhood

@inproceedings{Feldman1995PredictingSE,
  title={Predicting Sexual Experience in Adolescent Boys From Peer Rejection and Acceptance During Childhood},
  author={Sue S. Feldman and Doreen Rosenthal and Nancy L. Brown and Robert D. Canning},
  year={1995}
}
This longitudinal study of 77 boys focuses on the relation between peer relationships in 6th grade and number of sexual partners in 10th grade. Separate models were built for peer rejection and peer acceptance. In 10th grade, 56 boys were virgins and 21 were sexually experienced, the majority with multiple partners. As predicted, peer rejection in sixth grade was associated with number of sexual partners 4 years later via self-restraint and misconduct. Specifically, peers low in self-restraint… CONTINUE READING

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