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ERIC Number: EJ946378
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 65
ISSN: ISSN-1050-8392
The Salience of Adolescent Romantic Experiences for Romantic Relationship Qualities in Young Adulthood
Madsen, Stephanie D.; Collins, W. Andrew
Journal of Research on Adolescence, v21 n4 p789-801 Dec 2011
Conceptual links between aspects of adolescents' dating experiences (i.e., involvement and quality; ages 15-17.5) and qualities of their romantic relationships in young adulthood (ages 20-21) were examined in a prospective longitudinal design. Even after accounting for earlier relationship experiences with parents and peers, aspects of adolescent dating experiences predicted romantic relationship qualities in young adulthood. Adolescents who dated fewer partners in mid-adolescence and who experienced a better quality dating relationship at age 16 demonstrated romantic partner interactions characterized by smoother relationship process in young adulthood (e.g., negotiating conflict to mutual satisfaction, effective and timely caregiving/seeking); adolescents who dated more partners in mid-adolescence displayed greater negative affect in romantic partner interactions in young adulthood.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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