Bisexual female adolescents: A critical analysis of past research, and results from a national survey

Stephen T Russell, Hinda Seif

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

41 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Little is known about bisexual female adolescents from the existing empirical social science research literature. We review past studies, highlighting the barriers in the methods and methodologies that have limited our understanding of female adolescent bisexuality. Using data from the first and second waves of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, we present findings that show: (1) the prevalence of both-sex romantic attraction and relationships among young women, (2) the tendency for under-representation of females reporting both-sex attraction and relationships in the study, and (3) the fluidity of romantic attractions and relationships over the 18-month period between waves of the study. Implications for popular and scientific conceptions of female adolescent bisexuality are discussed, as are challenges for future research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)73-94
Number of pages22
JournalJournal of Bisexuality
Volume2
Issue number2-3
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 17 2001
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

female adolescent
bisexuality
longitudinal study
social science
adolescent
methodology
health

Keywords

  • Adolescence
  • Bisexuality
  • Research methods
  • Sexuality development

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Cultural Studies

Cite this

Bisexual female adolescents : A critical analysis of past research, and results from a national survey. / Russell, Stephen T; Seif, Hinda.

In: Journal of Bisexuality, Vol. 2, No. 2-3, 17.10.2001, p. 73-94.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{f8fe0c63013941e8af6f186071d1ac5d,
title = "Bisexual female adolescents: A critical analysis of past research, and results from a national survey",
abstract = "Little is known about bisexual female adolescents from the existing empirical social science research literature. We review past studies, highlighting the barriers in the methods and methodologies that have limited our understanding of female adolescent bisexuality. Using data from the first and second waves of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, we present findings that show: (1) the prevalence of both-sex romantic attraction and relationships among young women, (2) the tendency for under-representation of females reporting both-sex attraction and relationships in the study, and (3) the fluidity of romantic attractions and relationships over the 18-month period between waves of the study. Implications for popular and scientific conceptions of female adolescent bisexuality are discussed, as are challenges for future research.",
keywords = "Adolescence, Bisexuality, Research methods, Sexuality development",
author = "Russell, {Stephen T} and Hinda Seif",
year = "2001",
month = "10",
day = "17",
doi = "10.1300/J159v02n02_05",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "2",
pages = "73--94",
journal = "Journal of Bisexuality",
issn = "1529-9716",
publisher = "Routledge",
number = "2-3",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Bisexual female adolescents

T2 - A critical analysis of past research, and results from a national survey

AU - Russell, Stephen T

AU - Seif, Hinda

PY - 2001/10/17

Y1 - 2001/10/17

N2 - Little is known about bisexual female adolescents from the existing empirical social science research literature. We review past studies, highlighting the barriers in the methods and methodologies that have limited our understanding of female adolescent bisexuality. Using data from the first and second waves of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, we present findings that show: (1) the prevalence of both-sex romantic attraction and relationships among young women, (2) the tendency for under-representation of females reporting both-sex attraction and relationships in the study, and (3) the fluidity of romantic attractions and relationships over the 18-month period between waves of the study. Implications for popular and scientific conceptions of female adolescent bisexuality are discussed, as are challenges for future research.

AB - Little is known about bisexual female adolescents from the existing empirical social science research literature. We review past studies, highlighting the barriers in the methods and methodologies that have limited our understanding of female adolescent bisexuality. Using data from the first and second waves of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, we present findings that show: (1) the prevalence of both-sex romantic attraction and relationships among young women, (2) the tendency for under-representation of females reporting both-sex attraction and relationships in the study, and (3) the fluidity of romantic attractions and relationships over the 18-month period between waves of the study. Implications for popular and scientific conceptions of female adolescent bisexuality are discussed, as are challenges for future research.

KW - Adolescence

KW - Bisexuality

KW - Research methods

KW - Sexuality development

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85009482739&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=85009482739&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1300/J159v02n02_05

DO - 10.1300/J159v02n02_05

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:85009482739

VL - 2

SP - 73

EP - 94

JO - Journal of Bisexuality

JF - Journal of Bisexuality

SN - 1529-9716

IS - 2-3

ER -