An Exploratory Study of Pubertal Maturation Timing and Self-Esteem among Gay and Bisexual Male Youths.Savin-Williams, Ritch C.
Abstract: A study of 83 gay and bisexual male youths (17-23 years old) found that pubertal maturation was associated with self-reported age of first orgasm and homosexual activity and frequency of orgasms during junior high school. It concluded that gay and bisexual male youths share with heterosexual male youths a similar developmental trajectory in regard to pubertal maturation. (MDM)
Title: An Exploratory Study of Pubertal Maturation Timing and Self-Esteem among Gay and Bisexual Male Youths.
Author: Savin-Williams, Ritch C.
Journal Citation: Developmental Psychology, v31 n1 p56-64 Jan 1995
Note: Special issue on Sexual Orientation and Human Development.
Publication Year: 1995
Document Type: Research Report (143); Journal Article (080)
Target Audience: Teachers and Practitioners
ERIC Identifier: EJ498067
Clearinghouse Identifier: PS522866
Available from: UMI
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Descriptors: Developmental Stages; * Homosexuality; Individual Development; Late Adolescents; * Males; * Maturity [Individuals]; * Self Esteem; * Sexual Identity; Sexuality; Young Adults; Youth
Identifiers: Bisexuality; Heterosexuality; *Puberty