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Sexual Debut Timing and Depressive Symptoms in Emerging Adulthood

Citation

Spriggs, Aubrey L. & Halpern, Carolyn Tucker (2008). Sexual Debut Timing and Depressive Symptoms in Emerging Adulthood. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 37(9), 1085-1096. PMCID: PMC2491717

Abstract

The association between sexual debut timing and depressive symptomatology in adolescence and emerging adulthood was examined using data from Waves I, II and III of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health. Respondents who reported never having sexual intercourse at Wave I and were 18–22 years of age at Wave III were included (n = 5,061). Twenty percent of respondents experienced early (

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10964-008-9303-x

Reference Type

Journal Article

Year Published

2008

Journal Title

Journal of Youth and Adolescence

Author(s)

Spriggs, Aubrey L.
Halpern, Carolyn Tucker

PMCID

PMC2491717