Measurements of adolescent sexual behavior in the standard sample of societies

Ethnology Vol/Iss. 23 Published In Pages: 315-329
By Barry III, Herbert, Schlegel, Alice


This article focuses on the relationship between premarital sexual behavior in childhood and adolescence. New measures and ratings of sexual behavior are presented. Findings supp ort the prediction that sexual behavior in childhood correlates with sexual behavior in adolescence in societies where there is an emphasis on continuity from childhood to adolescence.


Sample Used Coded Data Comment
Standard Cross Cultural Sample (SCCS)CombinationBroude and Green (1976); Barry, Josephson, Lauer, and Marshall (1976)

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