Rosario, Margaret (2019). Sexual Orientation Development of Heterosexual, Bisexual, Lesbian, and Gay Individuals: Questions and Hypotheses Based on Kaestle’s (2019) Research. The Journal of Sex Research.
vol. 56 (7) pp. 827-831
Christine Kaestle’s work assessed the three major dimensions of sexual orientation: sexual attractions, behaviors, and identity. She tracked the unfolding of sexual orientation over time, from adolescence to early adulthood (i.e., late twenties to early thirties), using three waves of data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (Add Health), a U.S. representative sample. This article addresses some of the implications, questions, and hypotheses suggested by Kaestle’s findings. It ends by requesting follow-up data in adulthood to test hypotheses and resolve differences between the author and Kaestle in interpretation of the data.
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