ERIC Number: EJ820572
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
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Directly Observed Interaction within Adolescent Romantic Relationships: What Have We Learned?
Welsh, Deborah P.; Shulman, Shmuel
Journal of Adolescence, v31 n6 p877-891 Dec 2008
Review and conceptual analysis of the papers in this special issue calls attention to several important methodological and conceptual issues surrounding the direct observation of adolescent romantic couples. It also provides an important new foundation of knowledge about the nature of adolescents' romantic relationships. Connections with previous family relationships, new understandings of the distinctive nature of adolescent romantic relationships, and gender issues are clarified by this body of papers. Together, these papers move the scholarly field forward and generate new lines of questions for future investigators.
Descriptors: Adolescents, Interpersonal Relationship, Observation, Family Relationship, Gender Issues
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