Relationships<br />And their effect on teens<br />
Why we Wanted to Explore the topic of Relationships<br />We wanted to look up relationships, so we can find out more about how they work and grow.<br />We wanted to get information on it so it would help us understand relationships in the book twisted.<br />We wanted to know more about why Tyler and his father don’t get along so well.<br />Also we wanted to know more about how relationships affect people in the world today.<br />
Research<br />The quality of adolescent romantic relationships can have long lasting effects on self-esteem and shape personal values regarding romance, intimate relationships, and sexuality (Barber & Eccles, 2003<br />Three-fourths of teens age 16-18 report having had a relationship, dated, or “hooked up” with someone and half of these youth have had a serious boyfriend or girlfriend (Teenage Research Unlimited, 2006).<br />Youth at this age spend significant amounts of time in mixed-gender groups that intensify their romantic interest and may eventually lead to romantic relationships (Connolly, Craig, Goldberg, & Pepler, 2004).<br />Many youth in middle to late adolescence report spending more time with their romantic partner than with friends and family (Furman & Schaffer, 2003).<br />Half of all teens report having been in a dating relationship and nearly one-third of all teens said they have been in a serious relationship (Teenage Research Unlimited, 2006).<br />
What is a Relationship?<br />A Relationship can be:<br />a connection, association, or involvement. <br />Or a connection between persons by blood or marriage. <br />Or an emotional or other connection between people: the relationship between teachers and students. <br />Or a sexual involvement; affair.<br />
TWISTED<br />Tyler’s relationship with Bethany <br />Healthy <br />No abuse<br />Study of 12,000 teens showed a positive relationship with parents promoted a less violent and law breaking teen.<br />For Tyler, gets along with his mom, but not with his dad.<br />Nearly 40% of teens say they don’t think highly of their parents. I think Tyler definitely fits in this because he doesn’t like his dad so much.<br />
Questions 1-5<br /><ul><li>Are you in a relationship? Yes- 33% No - 67%</li></ul> <br /><ul><li>If so, is it serious? Yes- 34% No-66%</li></ul> <br /><ul><li>Do your relationships affect your life? Yes- 76% No-24%</li></ul> <br /><ul><li>Do your friends impact your relationship with you girlfriend/boyfriend? Yes-52% No-48%</li></ul> <br /><ul><li>Does your girlfriend/boyfriend affect your relationship with friends? Yes-47% No-53%</li></ul> <br />
Questions 6-10<br /><ul><li>Do you regret any of your romantic relationships? Yes-40% No-60%</li></ul> <br /><ul><li>Do you have a good family relationship? Yes-71% No-29%</li></ul> <br /><ul><li>Is your relationship better with your Mom or Dad? Mom-60% Dad-40%</li></ul> <br /><ul><li>Does your relationships with friends or family affect the time for yourself? Yes-66% No-34%</li></ul> <br /><ul><li>Do any of your relationships impact you negatively? Yes-41% No-59%</li></li></ul><li>Questions 6-10 Graphed<br />10.<br />9.<br />8.<br />7.<br />6.<br />
Questions 11-15<br /><ul><li>Do you find that relationships better yourself as a person?</li></ul> Yes-86% No-14%<br /> <br /><ul><li>Should teenagers be in mature, romantic relationships?</li></ul> Yes-53% No-47%<br /> <br /><ul><li>Do you think its okay for students to have relationships with teachers?</li></ul> Yes-26% No-74%<br /> <br /><ul><li>Do you believe in Gay/Lesbian Marriage?</li></ul> Yes-52% No-48%<br /> <br /><ul><li>Does divorce ruin a family’s relationship?</li></ul> Yes-81% No-19%<br />
Questions 16-20<br /><ul><li> Do long distance relationships work?</li></ul> Yes-22% No-78%<br /><ul><li>Do you get along with your brothers and sisters?</li></ul> Yes-79% No-21%<br /> <br /><ul><li>Do you have any secret relationships?</li></ul> Yes-21% No-79%<br /> <br /><ul><li>Would you change any of your relationships you have now?</li></ul> Yes-55% No-45%<br /> <br /><ul><li>Can you balance all your relationships, so that they are healthy?</li></ul> Yes-76% No-24%<br />
Compared to our results<br /><ul><li>Our results showed that teenagers should be in mature, romantic relationships and it was 53% of people answered Yes compared to 33% of teenagers saying they were in a romantic relationship.
75% of teens age 16-18 report having had a relationship compared to our results of on 34% being in a relationship.</li></li></ul><li>Compared to Twisted<br />According to Question 8, more people have a better relationship with their Mom than Dad, Tyler, from twisted would totally agree with this because he doesn’t like he Dad too much<br />Tyler’s family relationship is not too great compared to our results of respondents that 71% of them have a good family relationship.<br />Tyler and Bethany are in somewhat of a relationship and it does not affect their lives too much compared to our results of 76% of people’s relationships affect their lives.<br />
Works Cited<br /> Unknown. “Act For Youth.” Web. December. 2010 http://www.actforyouth.net/documents/AdolescentRomanticRelationships_July07.pdf<br />Google Image. Web. 19 Dec. 2010 http://www.google.com/imghp<br />“Relationship." Dictionary.com Unabridged. Random House, Inc. 21 Dec. 2010. <Dictionary.com http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/relationship>.<br />Teenage Research Unlimited (2006). Teen Relationship Abuse Survey. Liz Claiborne Inc. Retrieved June 29, 2007 from www.loveisnotabuse.com/pdf<br />Barber, B. & Eccles, J. (2003). The joy of romance: Healthy adolescent relationships as an educational agenda. In P. Florsheim (Ed.), Adolescent romantic relations and sexual behavior: theory, research, and practical implications. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.<br />Connolly, J., Craig, W., Goldberg, A., & Pepler, D. (2004). Mixed-gender groups, dating, and romantic relationships in early adolescence. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 14(2), 185–207.<br />Furman, W., & Schaffer, L. (2003). The role of romantic relationships in adolescent development. In Florsheim, P. (Ed.), Adolescent romantic relations and sexual behavior: theory, research, and practical implications. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.<br />
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