Prevalence and Stability of Self-Reported Sexual Orientation Identity During Young Adulthood

  title={Prevalence and Stability of Self-Reported Sexual Orientation Identity During Young Adulthood},
  author={Ritch C. Savin-Williams and Kara Joyner and Gerulf Rieger},
  journal={Archives of Sexual Behavior},
Based on date from Wave 3 and Wave 4 from National Longitudinal Survey of Adolescent Health (N = 12,287), known as Add Health, the majority of young adults identified their sexual orientation as 100% heterosexual. The second largest identity group, “mostly heterosexual,” was larger than all other nonheterosexual identities combined. Comparing distributions across waves, which were approximately 6 years apart, stability of sexual orientation identity was more common than change. Stability was… 

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