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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. 36, No. 141, Spring

A Neural Network Approach to Identifying Adolescent Adjustment
ABSTRACT This study examined the relationship between the quality of adjustment in adolescents and a set of psychiatric diagnoses, personality traits, parental bonding, and social support variables. One hundred fifty adolescents were administered...
Assessment of Mode of Anger Expression in Adolescent Psychiatric Inpatients
ABSTRACT Anger can play an important role in depression and suicide risk among adolescents. The present study evaluated internalized and externalized anger in 92 adolescent psychiatric inpatients. Results indicated that adolescents who internalized...
Development and Administration of a Measure to Assess Adolescents' Participation in Leisure Activities
ABSTRACT This paper describes the development and administration of a measure (a self-report questionnaire) to assess the participation of adolescents in leisure activities. Questionnaire items were generated through a content analysis of focus...
Examination of Adolescents' Negative Thoughts, Depressive Mood, and Family Environment
ABSTRACT The focus of this study was the relationship among adolescents' negative thoughts, depressive mood, and family environment. Three hundred eleven students (aged 16 and 17 years) in public and private schools served as subjects. They were...
Exercise Is Positively Related to Adolescents' Relationships and Academics
ABSTRACT Eighty-nine high school seniors were administered a questionnaire that gathered information on their exercise habits (ranging from rarely to daily), relationships with parents and peers, depressive tendencies, sports involvement, drug use,...
Gender Differences in Psychological Well-Being of Mexican Early Adolescents
ABSTRACT This study examined gender differences in the effects of menarche in females and voice change in males, specifically with regard to depression, self-esteem, body image, and externalizing problems (i.e., behavioral disturbances). In addition,...
Identifying Young People's Guidance Needs through Telephone Counseling
ABSTRACT This study examined the needs that young people in Guadalajara, in the state of Jalisco, Mexico, expressed in phone calls to a research unit of the Mexican Social Security Institute. Three hundred forty-five calls, from individuals 11 to...
Integrating a Structured Ethical Reflection Curriculum into High School Community Service Experiences: Impact on Students' Sociomoral Development
ABSTRACT It is widely accepted within the field of community service that reflection is an important factor in promoting personal and sociomoral development. The purpose of this research was to determine if a particular form of reflection--decision...
Intrinsic Motivation among Regular, Special, and Alternative Education High School Students
ABSTRACT This study examined motivationally related variables among three types of high school students. In particular, students' perceptions of competence, control, parental autonomy support, teacher autonomy support, peer autonomy support, and...
Late Adolescents' Perspectives on Marital Rape: The Impact of Gender and Fraternity/sorority Membership
ABSTRACT Although recent studies of marital rape have examined both victims' and perpetrators' social and psychological characteristics, little attention has been directed to the attitudes of others toward marital rape. Using a systematic sample...
Negotiation Training and Interpersonal Development: An Exploratory Study of Early Adolescents in Argentina
ABSTRACT This paper reports findings from an exploratory outcome study of the Program for Young Negotiators training model with early adolescents in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Youth between the ages of 10 and 15 years (135 females, 70 males) were...
Peer Isolation and Drug Use among White Non-Hispanic and Mexican American Adolescents
ABSTRACT The social-emotional characteristics and drug-use patterns of adolescents who reported having no friends (i.e., isolates) were compared to those of adolescents in drug-using and non-drug-using peer groups. Adolescents who did not have drug-using...
The Relational Self-Concept Scale: A Context-Specific Self-Report Measure for Adolescents
ABSTRACT This paper describes an alternative approach to measuring the self that directly accounts for the way individuals ruminate on their external actions in order to inform and maintain their self-image. This was achieved by designing the Relational...