Sexual Orientation and Involvement in Nonviolent and Violent Delinquent Behaviors: Findings From the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health

  title={Sexual Orientation and Involvement in Nonviolent and Violent Delinquent Behaviors: Findings From the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health},
  author={Kevin M. Beaver and Eric J. Connolly and Joseph A. Schwartz and Brian B. Boutwell and J. C. Barnes and Joseph L. Nedelec},
  journal={Archives of Sexual Behavior},
This study examined the association between sexual orientation and nonviolent and violent delinquency across the life course. We analyzed self-reported nonviolent and violent delinquency in a sample of heterosexual males (N = 5220–7023) and females (N = 5984–7875), bisexuals (N = 34–73), gay males (N = 145–189), and lesbians (N = 115–150) from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (Add Health). The analyses revealed, in general, that bisexuals were the most delinquent of… 

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  • Laura M. DimlerM. Natsuaki
  • Psychology
    The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
  • 2020

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  • R. Lippa
  • Psychology
    Archives of sexual behavior
  • 2008
Analyzing a large international data set generated by a BBC Internet survey, sex differences and sexual orientation differences in six personality traits were consistent across five nations/world regions (the UK, USA, Canada, Australia/New Zealand, and Western Europe), thereby suggesting a biological component to these differences.