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dc.contributor.authorPearson, Jennifer D.
dc.contributor.authorWilkinson, Lindsey
dc.identifier.citationJennifer Pearson and Lindsey Wilkinson. 2017. Same-Sex Sexuality and Educational Attainment: The Pathway to College. Journal Of Homosexuality, vol. 64:no. 4:pp 538-576en_US
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dc.description.abstractResearch finds lower levels of academic performance among sexual minority high school students, but some studies suggest sexual minorities have higher levels of educational attainment in adulthood. To further our understanding of how and why sexual orientation is associated with educational success, this study turns attention to the pathways to college completion, examining points along educational trajectories in which sexual minorities fall behind or surpass their heterosexual peers. Using data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health, we find that sexual minority women are less likely than women with no same-sex sexuality to complete college, in part due to their high school performance and transition into college. Men who experience same-sex sexuality only in adolescence struggle in high school, but men who experience same-sex sexuality for the first time in adulthood are more likely to earn a college degree than men who do not experience same-sex sexuality.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipAmerican Educational Research Association to Wichita State University, Jennifer Pearson (PI). The research is based on data from the Add Health project, a program project designed by J. Richard Udry (PI) and Peter Bearman, and funded by Grant P01 HD31921 from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development to the Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. No direct support was received from grant P01-HD31921 for this analysis.en_US
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis LTDen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJournal of Homosexuality;v.64:no.4
dc.subjectColleges and universitiesen_US
dc.subjectEducational attainmenten_US
dc.subjectHigher educationen_US
dc.subjectHigh school performanceen_US
dc.subjectSexual minority youthen_US
dc.subjectSexual orientationen_US
dc.titleSame-sex sexuality and educational attainment: the pathway to collegeen_US
dc.rights.holder© 2017 Routledgeen_US

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