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. 35, No. 137, Spring

Assessing African American Adolescents' Risk for Suicide Attempts: Attachment Theory
ABSTRACT The threat of separation from a parent theoretically increases the risk of adolescent suicide attempts. The present study evaluated this and other hypothesized risk factors in a sample of adolescent suicide attempters and nonsuicidal controls,...
Differences between Fathers and Mothers in the Treatment of, and Relationship with, Their Teenage Children: Perceptions of Chinese Adolescents
ABSTRACT Chinese adolescents' perceptions of differences between mothers and fathers in parenting styles, parent-adolescent communication (frequency and related feelings), and quality of the parent-adolescent relationship were assessed via questionnaires...
Identity Status Formulae: Generating Continuous Measures of the Identity Statuses from Measures of Exploration and Commitment
ABSTRACT Mathematical formulae were devised for the purpose of generating continuous measures of the four identity statuses from measures of exploration and commitment. The formulae were consistent with the conceptual definitions of the statuses....
Parental Involvement with Adolescents' Education: Do Daughters or Sons Get More Help?
ABSTRACT This research examined whether parents were involved differently with the education of their adolescent daughters and sons. The investigation used data from the National Education Longitudinal Study (NELS), which collected information from...
Prenatal Maternal Predictors of Cognitive and Emotional Delays in Children of Adolescent Mothers
ABSTRACT The present study examined relationships among prenatal characteristics of 121 adolescent mothers--including cognitive readiness for parenting, intelligence, social support, and personal adjustment--and intellectual-linguistic development,...
Preventing and Reducing Substance Use among Institutionalized Adolescents
ABSTRACT The Residential Student Assistance Program, serving high-risk, multiproblem, inner-city, primarily African-American and Latino youth, was evaluated for its ability to prevent and decrease alcohol and other drug use. Participants were drawn...
Relationships between Anxiety, Fear, Self-Esteem, and Coping Strategies in Adolescence
ABSTRACT This study investigated the relationships between anxiety, fear, self-esteem, and coping strategies in a sample of 224 postprimary students (years 7, 9, and 12) in Australia. In particular, it sought to determine whether there were any...
Repeat Pregnancy among Urban Adolescents: Sociodemographic, Family, and Health Factors
ABSTRACT First-time adolescent mothers are at high risk for a repeat pregnancy. The present investigation, part of an ongoing longitudinal study, examined sociodemographic, family, and health factors associated with repeat pregnancy in a clinic...
Sampling Issues in Research on Adult Children of Alcoholics: Adolescence and Beyond
ABSTRACT A critical examination of 98 studies on adult children of alcoholics, published from 1986 to 1995, was prompted by suggestions that sampling issues confound research findings. Over half of the studies that were reviewed involved college...
The Child and Adolescent Functional Assessment Scale (Cafas): A Dynamic Predictor of Juvenile Recidiwism
ABSTRACT This study tested the degree to which the Child and Adolescent Functional Assessment Scale (CAFAS; Hodges & Wong, 1996), a mental health assessment tool, predicted recidivism among juvenile offenders. The CAFAS, which is sensitive to...
The Moral Justification Scale: Reliability and Validity of a New Measure of Care and Justice Orientations
ABSTRACT Research increasingly suggests that there are limitations to Kohlberg's theory of moral development. Gilligan in particular has observed that Kohlberg's theory considers abstract principled reasoning as the highest level of moral judgment,...
The Myth of Peer Pressure
ABSTRACT The construct of peer pressure was examined as part of a qualitative study of the determinants of mental health for 41 high-risk adolescents. While the concept of peer pressure enables adults to explain youths' troubling behaviors, content...
The School Adjustment of South Asian Immigrant Children in the United States
ABSTRACT This study examined the school adjustment process among South Asian children who had immigrated to the United States with their parents, and who had below-average grades. Both risk and protective factors for dropping out of school were...
The Transition to High School for Academically Promising, Urban, Low-Income African American Youth
ABSTRACT In nine urban Ohio school systems, low-income minority students identified as academically promising in sixth grade are eligible to participate in an intervention program. In the present study, twenty-two African American students in the...