Dating patterns in mid adolescence
The selected latent class model was conditioned on parents’ (anger trait, relationship quality, attitudes about domestic violence) and youth’s (prior victimization and perpetration) covariates, controlling for parent’s gender, race/ethnicity, income, marital status, and youth’s age and gender. Informed assent was confirmed for all youth respondents under age 18 at either interview.
Youth in the “Positive Parenting” class were significantly less likely 1 year later to be tolerant of violence against boyfriends under any conditions as well as less likely to perpetrate adolescent relationship abuse or to be a victim of adolescent relationship abuse.
They also realize that developing friendships takes time.
Popularity can refer to social preference, how much others like you, or to social prestige, how much others look up to you.
Mid-adolescent girls’ friendships are concerned with the personal qualities of friends more than before. Friendships in late adolescence focus more on personalities.
There are several dimensions to social competence: assessing a situation, responding to it, and knowing that relationships take time to develop.