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Halpern-Meekin, Sarah; Manning, Wendy D.; Giordano, Peggy C.; Longmore, Monica A. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2013
We build on the emerging adulthood literature to examine two forms of relationship instability, reconciliations and sex with an ex; we term these forms of relationship churning. Analyzing recent data on emerging adult daters and cohabitors (n = 792), we find that nearly half report a reconciliation (a breakup followed by reunion) and over half of…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Relationship, Sexuality, Dating (Social), Questionnaires
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Elkington, Katherine S.; Hackler, Dusty; Walsh, Tracy A.; Latack, Jessica A.; McKinnon, Karen; Borges, Cristiane; Wright, Eric R.; Wainberg, Milton L. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2013
The current study examines the role of mental illness-related stigma on romantic or sexual relationships and sexual behavior among youth with mental illness (MI), including youths' experiences of stigma, the internalization of these experiences, and the behavior associated with managing stigma within romantic and sexual relationships. We conducted…
Descriptors: Mental Disorders, Social Attitudes, Social Bias, Intimacy
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Abdulraheem, I. S.; Fawole, O. I. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2009
The prevalence and correlates of HIV-related risk behaviors among adolescents and youths in Nigeria are poorly documented. This study aims at determining the prevalence and correlates of HIV-related risk behaviors among adolescents and youths in order to plan appropriate intervention measures. This is a descriptive cross-sectional survey using…
Descriptors: Group Discussion, Incidence, Focus Groups, Sexually Transmitted Diseases
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Lefkowitz, Eva S. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2005
Emerging adulthood involves a number of developmental changes, including in the areas of interpersonal relations, religious views, and sexuality. The current study examined individuals' perceptions of changes in these areas as a result of the transition to university. Participants (N = 205, 61% female, age range 18 to 25) responded to open-ended…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Religion, Young Adults, Interpersonal Relationship
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Slonim-Nevo, Vered – Journal of Adolescent Research, 1992
Examines whether socioeconomic factors or subcultural factors account for observed ethnic differences in the incidence of first premarital sexual intercourse between Mexican American and Anglo American adolescent women. Results supported the model of subcultural values, and cultural differences relating to premarital sexual activity partially…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Adolescents, Age Differences, Cultural Differences
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Jaccard, James; Dittus, Patricia J.; Gordon, Vivian V. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2000
This study explored topic-specific reservations about discussing sex and birth control among inner-city African American mothers and their 14- to 17-year-olds. Findings showed that reservations predicted communication behavior beyond that predicted by general family environment variables. Interaction effects suggested differential impact of…
Descriptors: Adolescent Attitudes, Adolescent Behavior, Adolescent Development, Adolescents