ERIC Number: EJ390321
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1988
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Premarital Sexual Involvement: A Developmental Investigation of Relational Correlates.
Christopher, F. Scott; Cate, Rodney M.
Adolescence, v23 n92 p793-803 Win 1988
Examined differential impact of premarital relationship dimensions on sexual expression among 54 monogamously dating adolescent couples. Couples retrospectively responded to measures of love, conflict, maintenance behaviors, ambivalence, relationship satisfaction, and sexual intimacy for four stages of dating. Found conflict played major role in predicting sexual intimacy in early stages, while love's influence increased as emotional interdependence increased. (Author/nB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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