Psychosocial aspects of adolescents' homosexual feelings in Croatia

Bezinović, Petar and Tkalčić, Mladenka (2005) Psychosocial aspects of adolescents' homosexual feelings in Croatia. Review of psychology, 12 (1). pp. 23-30. ISSN 1330-6812 (Print), 1849-0905 (Online)

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A survey was carried out on a sample of 3351 girls and 3041 boys ranging in age from 14 to 19 in four Croatian counties (Primorsko-goranska, Ličko-senjska, Istarska i Dubrovačko-neretvanska) to determine whether certain personality characteristics and general satisfaction with life accounted for the difference between boys and girls who had experienced a sexual attraction for members of the same sex. The results show that 13.3% of girls and 10.0% of boys in the population under review reported that they had experienced homosexual feelings. Adolescents who experience such feelings are more prone to depression, have psychosomatic symptoms more frequently, are more aggressive and seek attention and recognition from their peers more often. Their overall satisfaction with life is lower than those adolescents who have never encountered any homosexual feelings.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Language: English. - Title in Croatian: Psihosocijalni aspekti homoseksualnih osjećaja kod adolescenata u Hrvatskoj.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Homosexual feelings, adolescence, psychological adjustment
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Depositing User: Karolina
Date Deposited: 02 Jan 2017 11:26
Last Modified: 02 Jan 2017 11:26

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