The effects of delayed menarche in different contexts: Dance and nondance students.

  title={The effects of delayed menarche in different contexts: Dance and nondance students.},
  author={J Brooks-gunn and Michelle P. Warren},
  journal={Journal of youth and adolescence},
  volume={14 4},
The premise that effects of maturational timing are mediated by social context is explored by comparing adolescent girls in dance and nondance schools. Because the dance student must maintain a relatively low body weight, being a late maturer (who is often leaner than an on-time maturer) is expected to be more advantageous to the dancer than to the student not required to meet a weight standard. Girls aged 14 to 18 were seen; 276 attended private schools and 69 attended national ballet company… CONTINUE READING

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