CitationCarver, Karen; Joyner, Kara; & Udry, J. Richard (2003). National Estimates of Adolescent Romantic Relationships. In Florsheim, Paul (Ed.), Adolescent Romantic Relations and Sexual Behavior: Theory, Research and Practical Implications (pp. 23-56). Mahwah, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
AbstractDevelopmental and clinical researchers have only just discovered the phenomenon of adolescent romance as a topic of serious scientific inquiry. This discovery may be related to the overwhelming evidence that adult romantic relationships are failing at alarming rates. Dramatic increases in the rates of divorce, out of wedlock childbirth, and relationship violence lead to questions about the developmental precursors of romantic love and commitment. What's wrong with love and can it be fixed?
Reference TypeBook Chapter
Book TitleAdolescent Romantic Relations and Sexual Behavior: Theory, Research and Practical Implications
Udry, J. Richard