Stability and Change in Sexual Orientation Identity Over a 10-Year Period in Adulthood

  title={Stability and Change in Sexual Orientation Identity Over a 10-Year Period in Adulthood},
  author={Steven E Mock and Richard P. Eibach},
  journal={Archives of Sexual Behavior},
  • Steven E Mock, Richard P. Eibach
  • Published 2012
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Archives of Sexual Behavior
  • We examined reports of sexual orientation identity stability and change over a 10-year period drawing on data from the National Survey of Midlife Development in the United States (MIDUS I and II) and tested for three patterns: (1) heterosexual stability, (2) female sexual fluidity, and (3) bisexual fluidity. Fifty-four percent of the 2,560 participants were female and the average age was approximately 47 years. At Wave 1, 2,494 (97.42%) reported a heterosexual identity, 32 (1.25%) a homosexual… CONTINUE READING
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