The odds of such a reversal at Wave 2 were elevated among adolescents who had initiated intercourse between interviews and among those who repudiated born again Christianity in the second interview.
The analyst examined data collected in Wave 1 and Wave 2 (conducted in 1996) from two subsamples of participants.
Additionally, teenagers who considered themselves born-again Christians at Wave 1 had reduced odds of retracting a virginity pledge (0.3), and youth who repudiated born-again Christianity at Wave 2 had elevated odds of doing so (2.8).
To examine the factors underlying previously established links between residential mobility and adolescents' initiation of premarital sexual activity, researchers analyzed data from Add Health respondents who reported being sexually inexperienced at Wave 1 (conducted in 1994-1995) and had not married by Wave 2 (1996).
In an initial logistic regression model, controlling only for teenagers' background characteristics, youth reporting a recent move at Wave 1 had a significantly elevated likelihood of beginning to have sex by Wave 2 (odds ratio, 1.4).