Peer relations, love and intimacy among adolescents …
This meta-analysis examines the relationship between active coping and psychosocial health among youth. Results from 40 studies of coping with interpersonal stress were synthesized using a random-effects model. Four areas of psychosocial functioning were examined: externalizing and internalizing behavior problems, social competence, and academic performance. The magnitude of the relationship between active coping and psychosocial functioning was small, with correlations ranging from 0.02 for internalizing behavior to 0.12 for academic performance. Mean effects were moderated by stressor controllability: youth who used active coping in response to controllable stressors had fewer externalizing problems and higher social competence, as compared to those who used active coping in response to uncontrollable stressors. Implications for primary prevention programs and directions for future research on child and adolescent coping are discussed.
the romantic relationship context in adolescents by ..
- Boys: comfortable with the expression of intimate feelings
-Girls: shy and to suppress the expression of their feelings.
-> extra-familial social interactions are discouraged among Chinese girls.
Parents, friends, and
- promote romantic development
- creates the social opportunities within which romantic experiences can emerge and it provides appropriate heterosexual interaction.
- more complex
-through the intervention of friendships
- a negative influence on their adolescents’ romantic experiences by suppressing the frequency of their children’s romantic involvements.
When time passes, passion between couples will diminish and commitment will become your target to hold you together
- cultures of different countries have their efforts on the development of romantic relationship among adolescent
-individualism and collectivism; links of parent and friend relationship with romantic involvement
-collectivist society: family are relatively more important; romance and love are subordinate to the family
- individualist society: adolescent individualism, emphasize bonds outside the family unit
- Friends and parents contributed to romantic involvement in both countries
- Both of collectivism and individualism has its strengths and weakness
-The pattern keeps changing
- The global trend towards adoption of Western norms in Asian cultures is increasing.
Development of Romantic Relationships in Adolescence …
Melinda S. Harper Assistant professor of psychology at Queens University of Charlotte, North Carolina. Her areas of interest include adolescent romantic relationships, psychodynamic therapy, and personality characteristics. Research interests include self-silencing behaviors in adolescents’ romantic and peer relationships, adolescents’ experiences of being alone and its association with relational and psychological well-being
Dating Violence Among Adolescents - Advocates for Youth
MA, Doctoral candidate at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tennessee. His areas of interest include power, communication, and gender attitudes in adolescent romantic relationships
Teaching Healthy Relationship Skills to Protect Health and Well-Being
This study examined the link between rejection sensitivity, self-silencing behaviors, and depressive symptomatology among adolescent dating couples. Self-silencing was hypothesized to be the process mediating the association between rejection sensitivity and depressive symptoms. Our sample included 211 couples between 14 and 21 who were dating at least 4 weeks. Results indicated that dating adolescents who were sensitive to rejection reported more depressive symptomatology and higher levels of self-silencing behaviors within their romantic relationship compared to dating adolescents who were not so sensitive to rejection. Self-silencing was identified as a partial mediator of the association between rejection sensitivity and depressive symptomatology among dating adolescents. Clinical implications in light of these findings are discussed.
Basics of Teen Romantic Relationships | Pew Research …
-romantic relationship across social, cultural, and national boundaries
-BUT its meaning and function may vary from one relationship to another and from one culture to another.
Triangular Theory of love
- love consists of intimacy, passion, and decision/commitment components,
- Romantic Love consist of Passion and Intimacy
(Sternberg, 1986, 1988)
-part of the typical experience of the adolescence
-Successful navigation of adolescent experiences
->personal growth in mature relationship skills, especially the capacity for intimacy
-love is seen as subordinate to emotional connections within the family
- Chinese parents X encourage their children’s early participation in hetero-social activities
- Many Chinese youth hold conservative attitudes and express a reduced interest in romantic relationships.
Gender & Culture
- Boys : independent , often participate in extended peer groups
- Girls: affiliative values, greater comfort in dyadic relationships.
->More girls involve in romantic relationships and romantic intimacy than boys.