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The importance of adolescent dating relationships.
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PMID:  23336542     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Background:  In recent years, an increasing number of studies have emerged that contribute to the explanation of the development and consolidation of adolescent romantic relationships. In this regard, Collins made a significant contribution to the previous models focusing on different stages; his proposal is focused instead on the meaning of each stage for adolescents. In attempting to find empirical support for this model, this paper analyses these couples' characteristics at a deeper level; all the areas identified by Collins were considered together: involvement, content, quality of the couple, and cognitive and emotional processes. Method: 3,258 adolescents (48.6% males) in Andalusia were surveyed, selecting those who had a dating relationship at that time (N= 1,202). Cluster analysis and predictive discriminant analysis were run. Results: The results indicated four distinct groups of adolescent couples, which were different not only in the participants' age, but in all the dimensions analyzed. Conclusions: These results are discussed in terms of the significance of these variables for adolescents when defining their romantic relationships.
Carmen Viejo Almanzor; Virginia Sánchez Jiménez; Rosario Ortega Ruiz
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Type:  Journal Article    
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Title:  Psicothema     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1886-144X     ISO Abbreviation:  Psicothema     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
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Created Date:  2013-01-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101189384     Medline TA:  Psicothema     Country:  Spain    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  43-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Universidad de Córdoba.
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