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Multiple Aspects of Sexual Orientation: Prevalence and Sociodemographic Correlates in a New Zealand National Survey

Overview of attention for article published in Archives of Sexual Behavior, June 2010
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Title
Multiple Aspects of Sexual Orientation: Prevalence and Sociodemographic Correlates in a New Zealand National Survey
Published in
Archives of Sexual Behavior, June 2010
DOI 10.1007/s10508-010-9636-x
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J. Elisabeth Wells, Magnus A. McGee, Annette L. Beautrais

Abstract

Sexual orientation consists of multiple components. This study investigated both sexual identity and same-sex sexual behavior. Data came from the New Zealand Mental Health Survey, a nationally representative community sample of New Zealanders aged 16 years or older, interviewed face-to-face (N = 12,992, 48% male). The response rate was 73.3%. Self-reported sexual identity was 98.0% heterosexual, 0.6% bisexual, 0.8% homosexual, 0.3% "Something else," and 0.1% "Not sure." Same-sex sexual behavior with a partner was more common: 3.2% reported same-sex sexual experience only and 1.9% reported both experience and a relationship. For analysis of childhood and lifecourse, five sexuality groups were investigated: homosexual, bisexual, and heterosexual divided into those with no same-sex sexual experience, experience only, and experience and relationship. The non-exclusively heterosexual groups were more likely to have experienced adverse events in childhood. Educational achievement and current equivalized household income did not differ systematically across the sexuality groups. Only 9.4% of the exclusively heterosexual lived alone, compared with 16.7% of bisexuals and 19.0% of homosexuals. Heterosexuals were more likely than bisexuals or homosexuals to have ever married or had biological children, with differences more marked for males than for females. Heterosexuals with no same-sex sexual experience were more likely to be currently married than the other two heterosexual groups. Restricting comparisons to heterosexual, bisexual, and homosexual identification ignores the diversity within heterosexuals. Differences between the bisexual and homosexual groups were small compared with the differences between these groups and the exclusively heterosexual group, except for sex (80.8% of bisexuals were female).

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 4 9%
Poland 1 2%
Unknown 41 89%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 22%
Researcher 10 22%
Student > Master 5 11%
Student > Bachelor 4 9%
Professor > Associate Professor 4 9%
Other 13 28%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 14 30%
Psychology 13 28%
Medicine and Dentistry 11 24%
Unspecified 4 9%
Arts and Humanities 2 4%
Other 2 4%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 17. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 04 June 2019.
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#889,252
of 13,183,153 outputs
Outputs from Archives of Sexual Behavior
#503
of 2,448 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#16,545
of 252,624 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Archives of Sexual Behavior
#9
of 33 outputs
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