Grade Point Average and Sexual Activity

By: Silver, Ellen Johnson, and Laurie J. Bauman.

Using survey data on adolescents from inner cities, these researchers find that among those who have not yet had sexual intercourse 31.8% came from families of both biological parents and 56.4% reported grade point averages of B or better. Among those who had previously had sexual intercourse only 20.8% came from families with both biological parents and only 40.3% of them reported grade point averages of B or better.

The association of sexual experience with attitudes, beliefs, and risk behaviors of inner-city adolescents.Journal of Research on Adolescence 16 (1): 29-45.