Vasilenko, Sara A. (2021). More Than the Sum of their Parts: a Dyad-Centered Approach to Understanding Adolescent Sexual Behavior. Sexuality Research and Social Policy.
Research has documented multiple levels of influences on adolescent sexual behavior but has generally focused less on the relational nature of this behavior. Studies with dyadic data have provided important findings on relationship process, including the role of gender in different-sex dyads. However, both of these bodies of literature typically utilize a variable-centered approach, which examines average influences of particular variables on sexual behavior. This study expands upon this research by presenting a dyad-centered approach to adolescent sexual behavior that can identify types of couples based on patterns of multidimensional risk and protective factors.
Adolescent sexual behavior
Sexuality Research and Social Policy
Vasilenko, Sara A.