Adolescent Sexual Activity and the Development of Delinquent Behavior: The Role of Relationship Context

  title={Adolescent Sexual Activity and the Development of Delinquent Behavior: The Role of Relationship Context},
  author={K. Harden and J. Mendle},
  journal={Journal of Youth and Adolescence},
  • K. Harden, J. Mendle
  • Published 2011
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Journal of Youth and Adolescence
  • Despite the well-established association between adolescent sexual activity and delinquent behavior, little research has examined the potential importance of relationship contexts in moderating this association. The current study used longitudinal, behavioral genetic data on 519 same-sex twin pairs (48.6% female) divided into two age cohorts (13–15 and 16–18 years olds) drawn from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health. Analyses tested whether adolescent sexual activity that… CONTINUE READING

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