Author(s): Fortunato L, Young AM, Boyd CJ, Fons CE
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Abstract This study focused on the sexual phenomenon of "hooking-up." A hook-up is defined as a single sexual encounter that may or may not include sexual intercourse with someone who is a stranger, brief acquaintance, or friend. The aim of this study was to document the prevalence of hook-ups in a sample of 1,011 urban, middle and high school students and to examine the relationship between hooking-up and a variety of problem behaviors, including, alcohol, cigarette, illicit drug use, truancy, and school suspensions. The results revealed that 28\% of the sample had engaged in at least one hook-up experience, and this percentage increased with age. Hook-ups were correlated moderately with all problem behaviors examined.
This article was published in J Child Adolesc Subst Abuse
and referenced in Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy