TITLE

OLDER ADOLESCENTS' POSITIVE ATTITUDES TOWARD YOUNGER ADOLESCENTS AS SEXUAL PARTNERS

AUTHOR(S)
Hegna, Kristinn; Mossige, Svein; Wichstrøm, Lars
PUB. DATE
December 2004
SOURCE
Adolescence;Winter2004, Vol. 39 Issue 156, p627
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The prevalence of older adolescents' positive attitudes toward younger sexual partners was investigated through three measures of self-reported hypothetical likelihood of having sex with preadolescents and younger adolescents (LSA), using a school-based cluster sample of 710 Norwegian 18- to 19-year-olds attending nonvocational high schools in Oslo. Some likelihood of having sex with a preadolescent (less than 12 years of age) was reported by 5.9% of the males. The 19.1% of the males who indicated some likelihood of having sex with a 13- to 14-year old, compared to those who did not, reported more high-frequency drinking, more alcohol-related problems, earlier sexual initiation, more conduct problems, and poorer psychosocial adjustment. This subgroup also reported more high-frequency use of pornography, having more friends with an interest in child pornography and violent pornography, and greater use of coercion to obtain sexual favors.
ACCESSION #
15864411

 

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