Ha, Thao, et al. “The Blues of Adolescent Romance: Observed Affective Interactions in Adolescent Romantic Relationships Associated with Depressive Symptoms.” Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, vol. 42, no. 4, Apr.
2013, pp. 551–562., doi:10.1007/s10802-013-9808-y. This article examines the potential relationship between adolescent romantic relationships and depressive symptoms in teenagers as described by its title.
It discovers that “relationship break-ups and relationship satisfaction were unrelated to changes in depressive symptoms” (Ha, 2013). However, It further suggests that due to the environment created, it may temporarily impair “interpersonal problem-solving skills”(Ha, 2013) in these teenagers. This information could contribute to the discussion of whether teenage romantic relationships should be encouraged as it suggests that even though it doesn’t add to the depressive symptoms it does impact a teenager’s ability to solve problems that arise from communication and interaction with people around them. Furman, Wyndol, and Laura Shaffer.
“The Role of Romantic Relationships inAdolescent Development.” Adolescent romantic relations and sexual behavior: Theory, research, and practical implications (2003): 3-22. www.researchgate.net/profile/Wyndol_Furman/publication/259258543_The_role_of_romantic_relationships_in_adolescent_development/links/546b8f760cf20dedafd53413/The-role-of-romantic-relationships-in-adolescent-development.pdf.
This article attempts to connect romantic relationships in adolescence and its role in identity development. It explains the importance of these romantic relationships in identification on a social platform. Adolescence in successful relationships viewed themselves as attractive whereas those in unsuccessful relationships greatly lack confidence especially in “Physical appearance and peer acceptance” (Furman, 2003). This information contributes to the discussion of whether teenage romantic relationships should be encouraged as it suggests that the presence of these romantic relationships can both benefit and harm certain individuals depending on the successes of their relationship. Meier, Ann, and Gina Allen.
“Romantic Relationships from Adolescence to YoungAdulthood: Evidence from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health.” The Sociological Quarterly, vol. 50, no. 2, 2009, pp. 308–335.
01142.x. This article offers an insight on trends in the decisions made by teenagers in romantic relationships regarding relationships in their adulthood. It indicates that teenagers with romantic relationships are more likely to marry in their young adulthood are play a key role in developing and sustaining adult romantic relationships.
This information contributes to the discussion of whether teenage romantic relationships should be encouraged as it suggests that exposure to these relationships and connections in their teenage can help them develop the dynamics of a romantic relationship. This stays with them as a base in their attempt to build successful relationships in their adult lives, thus encouraging them.