The Toledo Adolescent Relationships Study (TARS) Series explores the relationship qualities and the subjective meanings that motivate adolescent behavior. More specifically, this series seeks to examine the nature and meaning of adolescent relationship experiences (e.g. with family, peers, and dating partners) in an effort to discover how experiences associated with age, gender, race, and ethnicity influence the meaning of dating relationships. The series further investigates the relative impact of dating partners and peers on sexual behavior and contraceptive practices, as well as involvement in other problem behaviors that can contribute independently to sexual risk-taking. The longitudinal design of the Toledo Adolescent Relationship Study includes a schedule of follow-up interviews occurring one, three, and five years after the initial interview.
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Richards, Tara N., Branch, Kathryn A. Examining parental and peer social support as a buffer between dating violence victimization and negative outcomes among female adolescents. Women and Criminal Justice. 23, (3), 232-246.
Richards, Tara N., Branch, Kathryn A. The relationship between social support and adolescent dating violence: A comparison across genders. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. 27, (8), 1540-1561.
Giordano, Peggy C., Soto, Danielle A., Manning, Wendy D., Longmore, Monica A. The characteristics of romantic relationships associated with teen dating violence. Social Science Research. 39, (6), 863-874.
Trella, Deanna L. Adolescent Union Beliefs and Expectations: A Focus on Participants in Relationship Education Programs. Dissertation, Bowling Green State University.
Lathem, Bailey E. Adolescents' Sexual Risk Behaviors: What Roles do Parental Warmth, Parental Psychological Control, Adolescent Psychological Well-being and Demographics Play?. Thesis, Auburn University.
Lonardo, Robert A., Giordano, Peggy C., Longmore, Monica A., Manning, Wendy D. Parents, friends, and romantic partners: Enmeshment in deviant networks and adolescent delinquency involvement. Journal of Youth and Adolescence. 38, (3), 367-383.
Lyons, Heidi A. Casual Sex in Adolescence and Young Adulthood: A Mixed Methods Approach. Dissertation, Bowling Green State University.
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Seffrin, Patrick M. Structural Disadvantage, Heterosexual Relationships and Crime: Life Course Consequences of Environmental Uncertainty. Dissertation, Bowling Green State University.