Hegna, K., Mossige, S., & Wichstrom, L. (2004, December). Older Adolescents’ Positive Attitudes Toward Younger Adolescents as Sexual Partners. Adolescence, 39(156), 627-651. Retrieved July 17, 2009, from PsycINFO database.
The prevalence of older adolescents’ positive attitudes toward younger sexual partners was investigated through three measures of self-reported hypothetical likelihood of having sex with preadolescents and younger adolescents (LSA), using a school-based cluster sample of 710 Norwegian 18- to 19-year-olds attending nonvocational high schools in Oslo. Some likelihood of having sex with a preadolescent (less than 12 years of age) was reported by 5.9% of the males. The 19.1% of the males who indicated some likelihood of having sex with a 13- to 14-year old, compared to those who did not, reported more high-frequency drinking, more alcohol-related problems, earlier sexual initiation, more conduct problems, and poorer psychosocial adjustment. This subgroup also reported more high-frequency use of pornography, having more friends with an interest in child pornography and violent pornography, and greater use of coercion to obtain sexual favors. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved)(from the journal abstract)