Social Context and Sexual Intercourse among First-Year Students at Selective Colleges and Universities in the United States

Most examinations of sexual behavior ignore social context. Using panel data from the National Longitudinal Study of Freshmen, a panel study of 3924 students at 28 selective colleges and universities, I examine how institutional and peer-group characteristics influence the incidence of sexual intercourse among students during their freshman year. Students who enter college as virgins … More Social Context and Sexual Intercourse among First-Year Students at Selective Colleges and Universities in the United States