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National Estimates of Adolescent Romantic Relationships

Citation

Carver, 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.

Abstract

Developmental 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 Type

Book Chapter

Book Title

Adolescent Romantic Relations and Sexual Behavior: Theory, Research and Practical Implications

Author(s)

Carver, Karen
Joyner, Kara
Udry, J. Richard

Editor(s)

Florsheim, Paul

Year Published

2003

Pages

23-56

Publisher

Lawrence Erlbaum Associates

City of Publication

Mahwah, N.J.

Reference ID

2156