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Author: Connor, David Patrick
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1. Tewksbury, Richard
Higgins, George E.
Connor, David Patrick
Number of Sexual Partners and Social Disorganization: A Developmental Trajectory Approach
Deviant Behavior 34,12 (December 2013): 1020-1034.
Cohort(s): NLSY79 Young Adult
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Keyword(s): Adolescent Sexual Activity; Crime; Neighborhood Effects; Racial Studies; Sexual Activity; Sexual Behavior

Utilizing a developmental trajectory approach, this study examines whether or not the perceived presence of social disorganization within communities contributes to the experience of having multiple sexual partners. The sample consists of African-American self-reports (n = 402) originating from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY79). Analysis centers on responses from individuals who were ages 15 to 17 in 1998, 17 to 19 in 2000, 19 to 21 in 2002, 21 to 23 in 2004, 23 to 25 in 2006, and 25 to 27 in 2008. Following trajectory analysis of their reported number of sexual partners and perceptions of social disorganization, three groups are identified, showing variations in perceptions and number of sexual partners. Overall, results from these groups indicate that perceived social disorganization among African Americans has some impact on their number of sexual partners. Implications and directions for future research concerning social disorganization and public health are discussed.
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Tewksbury, Richard, George E. Higgins and David Patrick Connor. "Number of Sexual Partners and Social Disorganization: A Developmental Trajectory Approach." Deviant Behavior 34,12 (December 2013): 1020-1034.