Apr 07, 2013 3:17 AM GMT
You need to get outside more often.
juvenescences saidcredo said^
You need to get outside more often.
Hi, my name's Jesse. What's your name? Pleased to meet you. Aside from being a full-time student in the senior year of my honours program, I am a volunteer stats/Spanish tutor, volunteer personal trainer, musician, soccer official, and I work in media relations in my school's varsity athletics department. On top of that, I play competitive volleyball several days a week, indoor or outdoor grass/beach depending on time of year. I love sharing with people and in doing so advocating a lifestyle with a focus on others, not just on myself.
I get outside a fair damn bit, thank you very much
calibro saidthe report singles out men who have same sex sexual relationships... that isn't the same thing as being gay
juvenescences saidI read the full article, which I have access to as a psych student. Very interesting stuff if you understand stats.
Papers like these are actually very important to all of us. This paper actually does good in that it challenges the previous literature that suggests childhood sexual abuse could lead to same-sex relationships or cohabitation. The results from the sample indicate that about 6.4% of males that have been sexually abused end up experimenting in some way with a same-sex partner, 2.9% of sexually abused males have had a same-sex partner in the last year, and 3% have cohabitated with a same-sex partner. That said, an important item of note is that only five men out of the entire sample reported having had exclusively same-sex sexual partners. These numbers are fairly consistent with what one could expect based on the existing literature.
When ignoring outdated p-value significance testing and instead looking at effect size, the researchers reported a moderate effect size of .57 for childhood sexual abuse and same-sex sexual partners, a significant finding given the sample size (btw, with a smaller sample size researchers have to stack the deck against themselves, so when they say it's statistically significant, trust that it is not arbitrary). What does that mean in plain English? Compared to people who have not been sexually abused, people who have been are more likely to experiment with the same sex. Nothing about sexual identity whatsoever. Pulled straight from their results section: "our findings do not suggest that sexually abused boys are more likely to identify as gay when they grow up, only that they are more likely to have male sexual partners at some point in their lives." Accordingly, a key limitation of this study is that they didn't ask any participants to self-identify as straight, gay, lesbian or bisexual, and because of this there is no way that this study can be used to link sexual abuse and sexual identity.
Anyone who is just interested in human sexuality in general can learn a fair bit from this study, but this study was never intended to imply any sort of causation of sexual identity as a result of sexual abuse. It simply informs us that childhood sexual abuse is connected to sexual experimentation, but it's only a minor association. It is in no way a primary factor for "sexual deviancy" that conservatives would have you believe it is.
Good messages and very appropriate, mature response to the type of trolling BS seen too much here.
Thank you for this. Of course, get ready for the actual findings to go way over the heads of homophobes.
steve2steeve said@juvenescences..i am having a hard time understandin stats in my course..and i am serious..do u provide tutorials, help, recommendations as well....
and again i am serious...no jokes here...
Unintended saidTigerTim saidThe numbers are far too small to support the conclusions drawn.
Not true, JUVENESCENCES has it right...
Unintended saidTheBizMan saidCorrelation is not equal to causation.
Is that the best you can come up with?