Kenneth A. Dodge

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@article{fds272015,
   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
             adolescence.},
   Journal = {Journal of Adolescent Health},
   Volume = {47},
   Number = {6},
   Pages = {547-554},
   Year = {2010},
   Month = {December},
   ISSN = {1054-139X},
   url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jadohealth.2010.04.004},
   Abstract = {<h4>Purpose</h4>Examine the effects of the timing of
             parents' relationship instability on adolescent sexual and
             mental health.<h4>Methods</h4>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).<h4>Results</h4>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.<h4>Conclusions</h4>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}
}