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ERIC Number: EJ924105
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0140-1971
Assessing Romantic Competence among Older Adolescents
Shulman, Shmuel; Davila, Joanne; Shachar-Shapira, Lital
Journal of Adolescence, v34 n3 p397-406 Jun 2011
Davila and colleagues (Davila et al., 2009) developed the Romantic Competence Interview to capture the potential for romantic competence during early adolescence. Considering that at later stages of adolescence the majority are likely to be involved in some kind of romantic relationship, the current paper adapts, extends, and examines the concept of romantic competence among older adolescents. Seventy two Israeli adolescent girls (mean age 17.17 years) were given a revised version of the RCI along with measures of quality of relationship with romantic partners and parents, and quality of parental marital satisfaction. Mothers were also interviewed and were asked to talk about their attitudes toward daughters' romantic behavior. Results showed that RCI scales were reliably coded and exhibited good construct validity. The meaning and expression of romantic competence among older adolescents is conceptualized and discussed within the framework of developmental and agency perspectives.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Israel