Campus Units

Human Development and Family Studies

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2017

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Black Psychology

Volume

43

Issue

2

First Page

111

Last Page

134

DOI

10.1177/0095798415621665

Abstract

Few studies have examined adolescents’ understanding of romantic relationship commitment, particularly among African American youth. Using three waves of semistructured interviews, the present descriptive study addresses this topic by exploring the ways in which 20 African American adolescents (age range 13-19 years) from low-income backgrounds conceptualize and describe commitment in romantic relationships. Qualitative analyses revealed three main themes related to defining commitment, indicating that which commitment provides, and describing the nature of commitment in different relationship contexts. Findings inform psychological research and practice relating to commitment and romantic relationships among African American adolescents.

Comments

Barton, Allen W., Tera R. Hurt, Ted G. Futris, Kameron F. Sheats, Stacey E. McElroy, and Antoinette M. Landor. "Being Committed: Conceptualizations of Romantic Relationship Commitment Among Low-Income African American Adolescents." Journal of Black Psychology 43, no. 2 (2017): 111-134. DOI: 10.1177/0095798415621665.

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Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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