Love as a Youth Culture

LOVE AS A YOUTH CULTURE 5

Loveas a Youth Culture

Loveas a Youth Culture

Lovemay be one of the most controversial topics in the contemporary humansociety. Indeed, quite a lot has been said and written pertaining tolove not only between two individuals who have the capacity to getmarried to each other but also between children and parents amongothers. However, it has always been acknowledged that the concept oflove among youths tends to be most explosive and, as a consequence,controversial and misunderstood. Indeed, there exists a scarcity ofliterature pertaining to the comprehension of this concept among theyouth, its influences, determinants and even effects. Myinterest in the topic is based on the fact that it is a relatablepart of youth culture and youth lives. The ability of loving is born.And it will always occupy our daily life. A poem said that our wholelife is to chase the thing that we love. The love feeling which isgrowing up in youth era may impact our whole life. And most amazingand interesting part of love is it can bring many other feelings andemotion. Love can make people care, miss, jealous and even angry.There are many kind of love. The love to families, classmates,teachers, friends and the love to the opposite sex perhaps willchange a person’s characters when he or she in youth era. So Ithink that love is the main source of all feelings and it isconnected with everyday in youth lives. So I think that is why thereare so many stories and articles to teach young people how to love intheir lives.

Steinberg,S.J., Joanne, D &amp Frank F (2006). AdolescentMarital Expectations and Romantic Experiences: Associations WithPerceptions About Parental Conflict and Adolescent AttachmentSecurity. Journalof Youth and Adolescence. Volume35, Issue3, pp 314-329

Thisarticle details the results of a study pertaining to the associationsor relationship between the perceptions of inter-parental conflictand attachment security with parents among adolescents and theadolescents own romantic experiences and expectations pertaining totheir marriage. In this case, the researchers acknowledged the factthat the experiences of adolescents pertaining to the marriages oftheir parents had a bearing on their own expectations pertaining tothe same, as well as the manner in which they combated maritalissues. In this regard, the study involved 96 early adolescentfemales as participants. Of particular note is that they came from 2parent families. The researchers examined insecurity as a mediatorpertaining to the association between the negative parental conflictperceptions and outcomes of the adolescent romantic experiences. Theresults of the study showed that there was a positive relationshipbetween negative parental conflict perceptions among adolescents andinsecure attachments with one’s parents. This, in turn, was foundto have a bearing on or to cause negative romantic experiences andmarital expectations. This paper also discusses the implicationspertaining to the comprehension of how inter-parental andparent-adolescent variables influence or affect adolescent maritalexpectations, as well as their romantic experiences.

McCarthy,B &amp Casey, T (2008). Love, Sex, and Crime: Adolescent RomanticRelationships and Offending. AmericanSociological Review. vol.73 no. 6 944-969

Thisarticle acknowledges the pessimism of scholars with regard toadolescent dating and romantic experiences and the effects that ithas on the lives of young people. Indeed, adolescent dating has oftenbeen associated with increases in interpersonal violence, failure inacademic discourses, offending, substance use, association withdelinquents, depression, as well as conflicts with one’s parents.However, the different dimensions pertaining to dating may come withopposing consequences. The authors acknowledge that the closenessthat adolescent love offers may, in fact, fill a crucial void that isprevalent between the weakening bond with one’s parents and theadvent of attachments that comes with adulthood. Further, it maydiscourage varied negative outcomes such as involvement in crime. Onthe other hand, adolescent sexual activity has the capacity toincrease offending in part through augmenting or encouraging thestrain that may be created by relationships. Scholars have also notedthat in instances where sex is combined with romantic relationships,it has a reduced likelihood for being stressful or even consequentialfor crime. The authors analyze romance patterns, adolescence crimeand sexual behavior using panel data derived from Adolescent HealthSurvey. The findings of this study indicate that sex and romance havedifferent effects, with the authors discussing the results’implications in the comprehension of social attachment, adolescentdelinquency, as well as development.

Haynie,D.L., Giordano, P.C., Wendy, D.M &amp Monica, A.L (2005). AdolescentRomantic Relationships and Delinquency Involvement. Criminology,43:&nbsp177–210.

Thearticle deviates from previous publications that have primarilyfocused on the role that peer influence plays in enhancing adolescentdelinquency by discussing the role of romantic partners on the same.It acknowledges the results of recent analysis in the course ofadolescent period that indicate the crucial nature of romanticpartners in development and highlights the fact that adolescentsoften describe the relationships as considerably influential andintimate. The study outlined in the paper is derived from NationalLongitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, which is well suited for theexamination of the role that romantic partners play as it enables theidentification, as well as recreation of friendship connections andnetworks between romantic partners. The researchers forge theinterconnections and link the romantic partners’ and friends’delinquency to the delinquency of the respondents thereby allowingfor the examination of the influence that romantic partners have onthe adolescent delinquency over and above the influence that emanatesfrom the behaviors of the friends. Further, the researchers examinewhether there is any possibility that the behavior of romanticpartners’ effects is conditioned by one’s gender. Its resultsdemonstrated that the delinquency of romantic partners devianceexerts more pressure on involvement of females in minor deviance.