Table 3.

Differences in Emotional and Behavioral Characteristics Between Male Youth Who Have and Have Not Reported Perpetration of Sexual Violence*

“Perpetrator”t,df
YesNo
Mean Score ×100 (N)
Family interactions53.2 (1555)68.7 (32 044)19.761643
Community connectedness43.0 (1560)55.1 (32 006)18.541676
Self-esteem67.3 (1586)79.9 (32 350)18.401667
Emotional health53.6 (1586)64.8 (32 342)19.961685
Illegal drug use13.5 (1570)2.0 (32 191)−21.211583
Suicide risk27.0 (1384)8.3 (31 976)−20.521425
Usual grades received§2.3 (1579)2.7 (32 266)16.461678
  • * The first six characteristics are scales that range from 0 to 1. “Usual grades received” is a grade point average which ranges from 4 (A) to 0 (failing) (see “Methods”). All scales are valued so a higher value represents healthier status except “Illegal drug use” and “Suicide risk,” where a lower value represents healthier status.

  • All t tests are P < .001.

  • The test for equality of variances indicated that equal variances could not be assumed for each factor.

  • § Mean scores are not multiplied by 100.