Kenneth A. Dodge

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%% Journal Articles   
   Author = {Donahue, KL and D'Onofrio, BM and Bates, JE and Lansford, JE and Dodge,
             KA and Pettit, GS},
   Title = {Early exposure to parents' relationship instability:
             implications for sexual behavior and depression in
   Journal = {Journal of Adolescent Health},
   Volume = {47},
   Number = {6},
   Pages = {547-554},
   Year = {2010},
   Month = {December},
   ISSN = {1054-139X},
   url = {},
   Abstract = {Examine the effects of the timing of parents' relationship
             instability on adolescent sexual and mental health.We
             assessed whether the timing of parents' relationship
             instability predicted adolescents' history of sexual
             partnerships (SP) and major depressive episodes.
             Multivariate logistic regression analyses controlled for
             potential mediators related to parenting and the family,
             including parent knowledge of activities, parent-child
             relationship quality, number of parents' post-separation
             relationship transitions, and number of available
             caregivers. Participants were assessed annually from age 5
             through young adulthood as part of a multisite community
             sample (N = 585).Participants who experienced parents'
             relationship instability before age 5 were more likely to
             report SP at age 16 (odds ratio [OR](adj) = 1.58) or an
             episode of major depression during adolescence (OR(adj) =
             2.61). Greater parent knowledge at age 12 decreased the odds
             of SP at age 16, but none of the hypothesized parenting and
             family variables statistically mediated the association
             between early instability and SP or major depressive
             episode.These results suggest that experiencing parents'
             relationship instability in early childhood is associated
             with sexual behavior and major depression in adolescence,
             but these associations are not explained by the parenting
             and family variables included in our analyses. Limitations
             of the current study and implications for future research
             are discussed.},
   Doi = {10.1016/j.jadohealth.2010.04.004},
   Key = {fds272015}