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ERIC Number: EJ797071
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 17
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-0743-5584
Romantic Fantasies, Cross-Gender Friendships, and Romantic Experiences in Adolescence
Tuval-Mashiach, Rivka; Walsh, Sophie; Harel, Shirley; Shulman, Shmuel
Journal of Adolescent Research, v23 n4 p471-487 2008
Findings of this study, conducted on 142 adolescents (67 ninth graders and 75 eleventh graders), show that romantic experiences among adolescents are manifested in different forms: romantic fantasies, cross-gender friendships, and sustained interactions with a romantic partner. These three forms of experience are manifested differently across age and gender. Romantic fantasies, although not accompanied by any actual interaction, are emotionally intense and probably constitute one of the modes of romantic experience. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 11; Grade 9; High Schools
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Language: English
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