Objective. This study used the differential-outcomes hypothesis as a theoretical guide to examine the association of Guam's same-sex- and both-sex-oriented Asian-Pacific Islander adolescents and their participation in defensive aggression.
Methods. Using ordinary least squares multiple regression analysis we tested the hypothesis with a probability sample of Guam's Asian-Pacific high school students.
Results. The results of the study demonstrated that same-sex-oriented males were less likely to participate in physical aggression and that same-sex-oriented adolescent females were significantly more likely to report that they had participated in defensive aggression.
Conclusions. Same-sex-oriented females are more likely than same-sex-oriented males to participate in defensive aggression, primarily because they may be more likely to experience threatening situations on Guam's high school campuses.