Being interested in someone of the same sex does not necessarily mean that a person is gay — just as being interested in someone of the opposite sex doesn't mean a person is straight. However, many sexually active lesbian adolescents have had sexual intercourse with males 321 — All other outcomes are dichotomous; therefore, we estimated logistic regression models.
Please be respectful when making a comment and adhere to our Community Guidelines. When you subscribe to globeandmail. GLB-identified students who are out to others as well as youth who display nontraditional gendered behavior are more often targets of homophobia; therefore, the processes through which their academic success is impacted may be different, as they may be more susceptible to teacher bias and social isolation at school.
As a proximate site of a broader normative culture that legitimizes some sexualities and deems others deviant, schools can create an unwelcoming environment for students with nonheterosexual feelings, identities, or behaviors. It could lead to a period of depression.
Westview; Boulder, CO: This occurs both through school rituals e. Despite these limitations, our study provides concrete evidence that sexual minority youth are suffering in schools in ways that can impact their future success.
It is not uncommon for them to ask the paediatrician for reassurance that the teen is going through a phase and may not actually be gay. However, there is a remaining disadvantage about one sixth of a letter grade experienced by these adolescents that is not explained by these factors. Sense of belonging is an important motivating factor Akerlof and Kranton ; Finn ; Hirschi ; Johnson, Crosnoe, and Elder ; thus, adolescents who are stigmatized by the school environment may respond by becoming disengaged and detached from the educational process.
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