Sociology Midterm Analysis

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Sociology Midterm
1. Please provide the correct APA reference for your journal article (see Purdue OWL if you need help)
Olson, J.S., & Crosnoe, R. (2017). Are you still bringing me down? Romantic involvement and depressive symptoms from adolescence to young adulthood. Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 58, 102-115.
2. Please indicate if this research had any funding & where it came from.
The findings of this research are derived from data retrieved by J. Richard Udry, Peter S. Bearman, and Kathleen Mullan Harris at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The data used in this study was funded by a grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Additional support was provided
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Dependent Variable: The depressive symptoms of the subjects. Hypothesis 2
Independent Variable:.The romantic involvement of the subjects participating in the study. One must note that while frequency of relationships is not the main focus, it does play an important part in supporting or disproving this hypothesis.
Dependent Variable: The depressive symptoms of the subjects. (This measurement will reveal how experience can affect an individual’s behavior in future relationships.) 7. Who are the participants in this research? (generally speaking who is in the sample? men/women, college students, etc.)
The study began with a national sample of 90,118 adolescents both male and female. Out of the 90,118 students, 20,745 agreed to in-home interviews. These students are considered Wave I. These subjects were surveyed over extended period of time in four waves. The ranges of these waves are as follows: (Wave I), ages 11 to 18 (Wave II), ages 12 to 18 (Wave III), 18 to 26 and (Wave IV), ages 24 to 32. These waves gradually documented their romantic statuses, as well as the depressive symptoms of each individual throughout their life course. These symptoms were based upon an assessment of the frequency of nine categories of feelings which the subhad felt that week. At the end of the study there were 8,712 students who had participated in all four
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One must consider how these factors evolve through the progression of life stages. The authors found that the data provided by Udry, Bearman, and Harris, was consistent with the author’s first hypothesis. Most individuals who dated in adolescence were able to conquer the momentary depressive trajectories to enjoy healthful trends in romantic relationships in adulthood. As adolescents mature, the depressive risks posed by dating begin to decrease. However, the authors were not able to find significant evidence to prove their second hypothesis. Frequent adolescent dating did not necessarily help young adults achieve lower depressive trajectories. A higher number in relationships did not always increase an individual's resilience to depression. In fact, subjects recovered more completely when they spent time being single. This allowed them to focus of personal goals and

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