School outcomes of sexual minority youth in the United States: Evidence from a national study

S. T. Russell, H. Seif, N. L. Truong

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Abstract

Using data from the Add Health Study, the first nationally representative study of adolescents in the U.S. to include information on same-sex romantic attraction, we examine school outcomes (school troubles, attitudes, and performance) of same-sex attracted youth within the context of four relational domains: family, teacher, social, and peer. Results indicate that each domain plays a role in the negative attitudes about school held by these sexual minority youth. However, sexual minority youths' feelings about their teachers play an important role in explaining school troubles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)111-127
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Adolescence
Volume24
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Social Psychology
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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