After a few weeks off, the CMCH blog is back! There is much new research to cover over the next few days. One new study by Rivadeneyra and Lebo examined 215 high schoolers to learn whether television affected their dating behavior. They found that:
- Teens who watched romantic TV shows were more likely to have traditional gender views when it came to dating.
- Teens who watched soap operas were more likely to start dating earlier and to have more dating partners.
These results suggest that many teens learn dating behavior from what they see on TV.