This book is designed to guide students through the latest developments of theory and research on relationships from adolescence to young adulthood. Unique to this text is a focus on relationship change across middle childhood into adolescence and across late adolescence into early adulthood. Experts on adolescent relationships from across the globe summarize the current state of literature on family and peer relationships, as well as the environmental and genetic factors that influence them. Students will benefit from the comprehensive, rigorous, yet accessible overview of key content; such as what defines the relationship processes, what describes the individual and contextual factors that influence relationships, family relationships, sibling relationships, and parent-child relationships during the transition into adolescence and into young adulthood.

The Role of Gender in Transformations in Adolescent Relationships

The Role of Gender in Transformations in Adolescent Relationships

The role of gender in transformations in adolescent relationships
Amanda J.RoseRhiannon L.SmithGary C.GlickRebecca A.Schwartz-Mette

During the preparation of this chapter, Amanda J. Rose was partially supported by National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) grant R01 MH 073590, Rhiannon L. Smith was partially supported by a Ridgel Fellowship from the University of Missouri, Rebecca A. Schwartz-Mette was partially supported by NIMH NRSA award F31 MH 0816190 (Amanda J. Rose, Sponsor), and Gary C. Glick was partially supported by a Huggins Fellowship from the University of Missouri.

Close relationships are important throughout the life span (Hendrick & Hendrick, 2000; Rubin, Bukowski, & Laursen, 2009). This may be especially true during developmental transitions, including the transition from childhood to adolescence and the ...

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