Clin Pediatr (Phila) volume 59, issue 2, P116-126 2019 DOI: 10.1177/0009922819885659 View full text
Jonathon J. Beckmeyer, Debby Herbenick, Tsung-Chieh (Jane) Fu, Brian Dodge, J. Dennis Fortenberry

Abstract: Using data from 600 adolescents (14-17 years old) from the 2015 National Survey of Sexual Health and Behavior, we examined the prevalence and demographic correlates of adolescents’ romantic activities (ie, group dating, dyadic dating, and relationship involvement) and their confidence in avoiding unwanted romantic experiences. Overall, 55.8% of adolescents had engaged in at least one romantic activity. More adolescents reported having gone on dyadic (42.1%) and group (37.3%) dates than had been involved in ro…

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