Table 4.

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

“Perpetrator”t,df
YesNo
Mean Score ×100 (N)
Family interactions48.4 (451)65.4 (34 838)11.95458
Community connectedness47.0 (454)58.0 (34 835)9.92463
Self-esteem57.3 (457)69.7 (34 916)10.23465
Emotional health45.7 (456)55.3 (34 903)10.04465
Illegal drug use9.3 (451)1.9 (34 854)−10.20451
Suicide risk30.0 (413)11.2 (34 198)−10.93460
Usual grades received§2.5 (454)3.0 (34 824)11.86417
  • * 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.