Social network constellation and sexuality of sexually abused and comparison girls in childhood and adolescence.

@article{Noll2000SocialNC,
  title={Social network constellation and sexuality of sexually abused and comparison girls in childhood and adolescence.},
  author={Jennie G. Noll and Penelope K. Trickett and Frank Putnam},
  journal={Child maltreatment},
  year={2000},
  volume={5 4},
  pages={323-37}
}
This longitudinal study examines how childhood and early adolescent (age 6 to 15) peer and nonpeer social networks relate to sexual attitudes and behaviors in adolescence and young adulthood (age 12 to 25) for sexually abused and comparison girls. A large number of male peers in childhood is related to heightened sexual activity, sexual preoccupation, increased sexual pressure, and risky sexual behavior in adolescence. High-quality, female, nonpeer relationships have a positive effect on… CONTINUE READING

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