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   2011, Vol. 19 Issue (3) : 372-381     DOI:
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Adolescent Romantic Relationships: Research Orientation, Methods, and Influencing Factors
YANG Lin-Pei;SHI Wei
School of Culture and Social Development Studies, Southwest University, Chongqing 400715, China
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Abstract  Adolescent romantic relationships refer to mutually acknowledged ongoing voluntary interactions, commonly marked by intense expressions of affection and perhaps current or anticipated sexual behavior. The research orientation mostly include biosocial orientation, cognitive representations orientation, and development-contextual orientation. Currently, there are three validated research methods: self-report, observation method, and video recall method. Some of researches have focused on dealing with influencing factors of adolescent romantic relationships, such as individual factors, interpersonal factors and social factors. Adolescent romantic relationships research arena is still in its infancy, thus, further studies integrating research theoretically are essential, with the stability of relationships quality, mechanisms of microsystem and representative sampling.
Keywords adolescent romantic relationships      development-contextual orientation      video recall method      interpersonal factors     
Corresponding Authors: SHI Wei   
Issue Date: 15 March 2011
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YANG Lin-Pei,SHI Wei. Adolescent Romantic Relationships: Research Orientation, Methods, and Influencing Factors[J]. , 2011, 19(3): 372-381.
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