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Dating in Middle School Leads to Higher Dropout, Drug-Use Rates, Study Suggests

(3/18/2013)

Dating in Middle School Leads to Higher Dropout, Drug-Use Rates, Study Suggests
Science Daily
March 15, 2013

Students who date in middle school have significantly worse study skills, are four times more likely to drop out of school and report twice as much alcohol, tobacco and marijuana use than their single classmates, according to new research from the University of Georgia.  "Romantic relationships are a hallmark of adolescence, but very few studies have examined how adolescents differ in the development of these relationships," said Pamela Orpinas, study author and professor in the College of Public Health and head of the Department of Health Promotion and Behavior.

View the full article here: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/03/130315151046.htm


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