Sexual trajectories during adolescence and adjustment in emerging adulthood

Rossi, Erika; Poulin, François et Boislard Pépin, Marie-Aude (2019). « Sexual trajectories during adolescence and adjustment in emerging adulthood ». Emerging Adulthood.

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This study examined how adolescents’ sexual trajectories are associated with achievement of emerging adulthood developmental tasks (educational attainment, full-time employment, romantic involvement) and psychosocial outcomes (problems with alcohol, depression, self-esteem). Trajectories (identified in a previous report by Rossi, Poulin, & Boislard, 2017) based on annual number of sexual partners from age 16 to 22 (i.e., abstainers, low-increasing, medium-increasing, multiple partners trajectories) were compared on outcomes measured at age 22. Results showed that youths in the two less sexually active trajectories achieved higher levels of education than those in the two other trajectories, and females (but not males) in the multiple partners group reported more problems with alcohol than all other participants. The absence of significant differences in depression and self-esteem suggests that the impact of adolescent sexual trajectories on psychological outcomes might take longer to emerge.

Type: Article de revue scientifique
Mots-clés ou Sujets: sexual development, longitudinal, trajectories, alcohol use/abuse, life course
Unité d'appartenance: Faculté des sciences humaines > Département de psychologie
Déposé par: François Poulin
Date de dépôt: 07 nov. 2022 09:10
Dernière modification: 07 nov. 2022 09:10
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