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On the Nature and Developmental Significance of Adolescent Romantic Relationships.

Archived Abstract of Former PSC Researcher

Manning, Wendy. 2001. "On the Nature and Developmental Significance of Adolescent Romantic Relationships." Sociological Studies of Children and Youth, 8: 111-139.

The authors examine youth's romantic relationships & hone in on five qualities they consider unique to romantic relationships among adolescents. These qualities are communication awkwardness, heightened emotionality, asymmetry, power, & exclusivity & commitment. They argue that these qualities provide the foundations for future research on adolescent dating. They also make a strong case that the understanding of adolescent problem behaviors such as early sexual behavior, drug use, delinquency, & teenage parenthood would be facilitated by further attention to the features of romantic relationships identified.

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