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The romantic relationships of African-American and white adolescents

Archived Abstract of Former PSC Researcher

Giordano, P.C., Wendy Manning, and M.A. Longmore. 2005. "The romantic relationships of African-American and white adolescents." Sociological Quarterly, 46(3): 545-568.

Using data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health), we analyze African-American and white respondents' reports of the nature of their romantic experiences. We explore levels of companionate intimacy, including frequency of interaction and intimate self-disclosure, degree of romantic and sexual intimacy, as well as problem areas including relationship violence and nonexclusivity. African-American respondents report relationships of longer average duration relative to white youths, but overall responses reflect a somewhat less intense or intimate relationship style. These observed differences were not completely attenuated once relevant controls are introduced. We connect these findings to prior research on African-American adolescent family and peer relations, and call for additional research that supplements the behavioral emphasis of Add Health.

DOI:10.1111/j.1533-8525.2005.00026.x (Full Text)

Country of focus: United States of America.

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