New Publication and Op-Ed by Jessica Fish and Stephen Russell on "Mischievous" Data Response in LGB Youth

Fri, June 16, 2017
New Publication and Op-Ed by Jessica Fish and Stephen Russell on
New publication in Archives of Sexual Behavior.

PRC researchers Jessica Fish and Stephen Russell have published new research in Archives of Sexual Behavior and an accompanying op-ed in The Conversation on "mischievous" data response in LGB youth.

In the article, the authors show that same-sex attracted youth, including those who later reported completely heterosexual identities in adulthood, were no more likely than different-sex attracted youth and consistently heterosexual participants to be “jokesters.” Second, after accounting for mischievous responses, the authors replicated six previously established disparities: depressive symptoms, suicidal ideation and behaviors, alcohol use, cocaine use, parental satisfaction, and school connectedness. Accounting for mischievousness resulted in the elimination of one observed disparity between heterosexual and sexual minority youth: suicidal ideation for males who reported romantic attraction to both sexes. Results also showed that accounting for mischievous responding may underestimate disparities for sexual minority youth, particularly females.

Read the full article here and read the op-ed here.

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