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Implications of Pubertal Timing for Romantic Relationship Quality Among Heterosexual and Sexual Minority Young Adults.

Authors
  • Reese, Bianka M1
  • Trinh, Sarah L2
  • Halpern, Carolyn T3
  • 1 Department of Maternal and Child Health, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina; Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Electronic address: [email protected]
  • 2 Department of Psychology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
  • 3 Department of Maternal and Child Health, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina; Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2017
Volume
61
Issue
6
Pages
685–693
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2017.06.010
PMID: 28951134
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
Unknown

Abstract

Early maturation is associated with lower romantic relationship quality in young adulthood. However, evidence of the association varies by measure of pubertal timing, and the processes by which pubertal timing is linked to later relationship quality may be different for sexual minority and heterosexual females. Potential explanations and public health implications are discussed.

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