Project STARS (Studies on Trajectories of Adolescent Relationships and Sexuality): A longitudinal, multidomain study on sexual development of Dutch adolescents

Ellen Reitz*, Daphne van de Bongardt, Laura Baams, Suzan Doornwaard, Wieke Dalenberg, Judith Dubas, Marcel van Aken, Geertjan Overbeek, Tom ter Bogt, Regina van der Eijnden, Ine Vanwesenbeeck, Saskia Kunnen, Greetje Timmerman, Paul van Geert, Maja Dekovic

*Bijbehorende auteur voor dit werk

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Samenvatting

This study gives an overview of Project STARS (Studies on Trajectories of Adolescent Relationships and Sexuality), a four-wave longitudinal study of 1297 Dutch adolescents. First, the sample, measures and four sub-projects are described. Second, hierarchical regression analyses were conducted to examine how key variables from the individual domain (impulsivity), parent domain (parent-adolescent relationship quality), peer domain (involvement with peers) and media domain (time spent on social networking sites), and their interactions predict changes in the experience with sexual behaviour of adolescents across time. Results showed that higher levels of impulsivity, lower quality of relation with parents, more frequent involvement with peers and more time spent on social networking sites at baseline predicted increases in sexual experience of adolescents over a subsequent 1.5-year time period. No interaction effects among the domains were found. The findings highlight the significance of a multi-domain approach to the study of adolescent sexual development.

Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)613-626
Aantal pagina's14
TijdschriftEuropean Journal of Developmental Psychology
Volume12
Nummer van het tijdschrift5
DOI's
StatusPublished - 3-sep.-2015

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