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J Adolesc. 2001 Feb;24(1):111-27.

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

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Division of Human Development and Family Studies, Department of Human and Community Development, University of California, Davis, CA 95616-8523, USA.


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.

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