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Adolescence

A quarterly international journal covering all aspects of adolescence, including issues and topics in psychology, physiology, sociology, and education. For the academic audience.

Articles from Vol. 44, No. 176, Winter

Academic Correlates of Taiwanese Senior High School Students' Happiness
Throughout the past century, psychologists have focused mainly on depression, anxiety, and conduct disorders of adolescents while neglecting positive mental health. Only relatively recently has there been increasing interest in positive psychology,...
After-School Time Use in Taiwan: Effects on Educational Achievement and Well-Being
Time can be spent in different ways, and time use reflects priorities and predilections, opportunities, and constraints (Medrich et al., 1982). In a study on how adolescents spend time across the world, Larson and Verma (1999) indicated that adolescents...
American Indian Youths' Perceptions of Their Environment and Their Reports of Depressive Symptoms and Alcohol/marijuana Use
Many American Indian youth are able/to successfully navigate life and avoid problem behaviors (LaFromboise, Hoyt, Oliver, & Whitbeck, 2006). However, reservation youth experience many challenges, including adaptation to the changing demands of...
Breakup Distress in University Students
Breakup distress in university students may take the form of complicated grief, an intense and prolonged period of grief following a loss (Horowitz, Siegel, Holen, Bonanno, Milbrath, & Stinson, 1997). Typically complicated grief is associated with...
Ego Identity and Perceived Family Functioning: Comparing At-Risk Native-Born and Immigrant Ethiopian Adolescents in Israel
Two waves of Jewish immigration from Ethiopia arrived in Israel in the 1980s and early 1990s, bringing some 48,000 people, many of whom were children and adolescents (Schindler & Ribner, 1997; Central Bureau of Statistics, 1999; Itzhaky & Levy,...
How Adolescent Empathy and Prosocial Behavior Change in the Context of School Culture: A Two-Year Longitudinal Study
INTRODUCTION This research examined longitudinal change in empathy and prosocial behavior and their relationship with longitudinal change in school culture in high school adolescents. Few investigators have examined the fundamental importance of...
Internet Use and Academic Achievement: Gender Differences in Early Adolescence
As a new medium of learning in the twenty-first century, the Internet has brought unprecedented opportunities to students. To capitalize upon such opportunities, schools and families eagerly facilitate Internet use, particularly in East Asia, where...
Longitudinal Effects of Educational Expectations and Achievement Attributions on Adolescents' Academic Achievements
Previous research has shown that the educational expectations of adolescents are correlated with their academic achievements (Bui, 2007; Sanders, Field, & Diego, 2001). Sanders, Field, and Diego's (2001) research revealed that high school students'...
New Expressions of Racism among Young People in Spain: An Adaptation of the Meertens and Pettigrew (1992) Prejudice Scale
Prejudice is a complex phenomenon and a relevant issue in today's society insofar as it is related to social exclusion and discrimination (Pettigrew, 2008). This social character of prejudice has been highlighted by many authors, who suggest that direct...
Parenting Practices and School Dropout: A Longitudinal Study
When adolescents drop out of school, the results are psychosocially and economically costly, for both the individual and society. As our modern knowledge-based societies increasingly rely on a highly skilled labor force, young people without upper...
Peer Influence on Adolescent Boys' Appearance Management Behaviors
Appearance is defined as all observable aspects of a person (Damhorst, 2005). Appearance management behaviors encompass alterations to the body, such as clothing, personal grooming, and makeup (Roach-Higgins & Eicher, 1992). Individuals often alter...
Penetrating Adolescents' Mental Models of Mp3 with ZMET
Knowing what adolescents' want is fundamental for a successful business. Many techniques have been used by companies to understand consumers' thoughts. However, what they think is always hard to measure. For example, many teenagers like to buy silver...
Physical Activity Levels and Patterns of 11-14 Year-Old Turkish Adolescents
INTRODUCTION Physical activity is associated with increased risk of a wide variety of diseases such as cardiovascular, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and depression (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 1996). It has been noted...
Process Evaluation of the Project P.A.T.H.S. (Secondary 2 Program): Findings Based on the Co-Walker Scheme
The acronym "P.A.T.H.S." denotes Positive Adolescent Training through Holistic Social Programs. It is a positive youth developmental program financially supported by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust in order to promote holistic development...
Reliability, Validity, and Investigation of the Index of Learning Styles in a Chinese Language Version for Late Adolescents of Taiwanese
INTRODUCTION Discovering learning styles to facilitate teaching and learning is always a critical issue in the field of education. Keefe (1979) defined learning styles as "characteristic cognitive, affective, and psychological behaviors that serve...
Sources of Stress for Students in High School College Preparatory and General Education Programs: Group Differences and Associations with Adjustment
Early adolescence is considered a tumultuous developmental period due to the psychological, social, and physical changes that adolescents experience as they go through puberty and increase independent living skills (Steinberg & Sheffield Morris,...
Suicide Ideation and Depression: The Moderation Effects of Family Cohesion and Social Self-Concept
The suicide rate in Hong Kong has risen 35% from 1999 to 2003 (16.5% from 2002 to 2003). The figures for 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, and 2003 are 882, 915, 988, 1025, and 1195, respectively (Hong Kong Coroners' Report 1999-2003). Among the 0-19 age group,...
The Effects of Parental Monitoring and Leisure Boredom on Adolescents' Internet Addiction
INTRODUCTION The Internet has become an integral part of adolescents' lives because it provides access to the world (Subrahmanyam & Lin, 2007); however, over involvement in the Internet is prevalent across different campuses (Chou, Condron,...
The Role of Sex, Self-Perception, and School Bonding in Predicting Academic Achievement among Middle Class African American Early Adolescents
A significant body of research has addressed the achievement gap between African American and Caucasian students over the past four decades (Coleman et al., 1966; Jencks & Phillips, 1998). Different patterns of achievement have been documented,...
Trauma, Protection, and Distress in Late Adolescence: A Multi-Determinant Approach
Psychological distress (symptoms of anger, anxiety and depression) is surprisingly common among adolescents. For example, approximately one-quarter of adolescents experience a major depressive disorder (Lewinsohn, Rohde, & Seeley, 1998) and approximately...