Adolescence And Young Adulthood : Young Relationships And Delinquency

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Within current culture, it is easy to assume that young relationships are innocent and do not enable any issues in the adolescents cognitive or physical development. The main concern of Ming Cui et al. is that dating in early adolescence can impede developmental adjustment (Serafini & Rye & Drysdale, 2013, pg. 253). The reason for this concern is that there is more research showing that there is an association between romantic relationships and delinquency in adolescence and young adulthood (Serafini & Rye & Drysdale, 2013, pg. 254). Based on personal opinion, there are free factors that support this core reason. The first factor is that young relationships can increase delinquency. There are a few reasons for this assumption to be true.…show more content…
254). Wave one included home interviews of students that went over topics like social and demographic characteristics of respondents, household structure and formation of romantic relationships. Wave two used the same questions from the original sample a year later. In 2001, wave three contained the original respondents being interview again about original influences on adolescent hood to adult hood (Serafini & Rye & Drysdale, 2013, pg. 260). The first measure that if all three waves participated in the topic of delinquency by being specifically involved in damaging property, stealing objects over 50$ or threatening to hurt someone else with a weapon. Wave one specifically answered the question of being in a relationship for the last eighteen months. Other questions asked was what intimacy looked like in relationships like holding hands, kissing or telling their partner is they loved them. The relationships spoken about were seen as romantic relationships since romantic behaviors were involved (Serafini & Rye & Drysdale, 2013, pg. 260.) Wave three had participants answer how many relationships they have been involved in since Wave one in the last eight-teen months. Results involved delinquency being at its highest in wave one and then it decreased with Wave two and three. 66% of the adolescents reported having romantic relationships in the last eight-teen months since Wave one. The last statistic communicated that the
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