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ERIC Number: EJ860185
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 67
ISSN: ISSN-0022-2445
Family Structure History: Links to Relationship Formation Behaviors in Young Adulthood
Ryan, Suzanne; Franzetta, Kerry; Schelar, Erin; Manlove, Jennifer
Journal of Marriage and Family, v71 n4 p935-953 Nov 2009
Using data from three waves of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (N = 4,667), we examined the intergenerational link between parental family structure history and relationship formation in young adulthood. We investigated (a) whether parental family structure history is associated with young adults' own relationship formation behaviors, (b) which dimensions of family structure history are most predictive of children's later relationship formation behaviors, and (c) if the association between family structure history and young adulthood relationship formation differs by gender. Our findings provide evidence of an intergenerational link between parent relationship histories and their offspring's own relationship formation behaviors in young adulthood over and above confounding factors.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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