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. 143, Fall

A Comparison of Older Adolescent and Adult Females' Responses to Anger-Provoking Situations
ABSTRACT There has been an increase in research on anger in girls and women. However, few researchers have examined anger across different groups of females. The goal of this study was to examine the experience and expression of anger in individuals...
Adolescent Depression and Risk Factors
ABSTRACT Seventy-nine high school seniors were administered the Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale (CES-D), as well as a questionnaire on parent relationships, peer relationships, positive and negative feelings including suicidal...
Adolescent Premarital Sexual Activity, Cohabitation, and Attitudes toward Marriage
ABSTRACT Societal trends indicate ambivalent attitudes about marriage. Specifically, there is greater acceptance of divorce and nontraditional living arrangements such as cohabitation, as well as acceptance and prevalence of premarital sex, than...
An Effective Approach to Violence Prevention: Traditional Martial Arts in Middle School
ABSTRACT This study replicated and extended the design and outcome measures of several small studies. In these studies, juveniles at high risk for violence and delinquency showed decreased violence and positive changes in psychological risk factors...
Baby Think It Over[R]: Using Role-Play to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
ABSTRACT This study examined the effectiveness of Baby Think It Over[R] (BTIO; Jurmaine, 1994), an infant simulation program that seeks to modify attitudes toward teen pregnancy and teen parenting. As in the study by Saltz, Perry, and Cabral (1994),...
Conflict Behaviors toward Same-Sex and Opposite-Sex Peers among Male and Female Late Adolescents
ABSTRACT Differences between males and females in regard to conflict behaviors toward same-sex and opposite-sex peers were examined in a sample of 501 undergraduate university students (326 males, 175 females). They completed a one-page questionnaire...
Deception of Parents during Adolescence
ABSTRACT Two hundred eighty-one undergraduates at a large university in the southeastern United States anonymously completed a 26-item questionnaire about the degree to which they deceived their parents during high school. Only five percent of the...
Eating Disordered Adolescent Males
ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to describe a sample of 40 eating disordered adolescent males in order to complete a series of follow-up studies on adolescent females who were seen for evaluation and treatment at Boston Children's Hospital...
Enuresis, Firesetting, and Cruelty to Animals: Does the Ego Triad Show Predictive Validity?
ABSTRACT The hypothesis tested in this study was that the presence of enuresis and cruelty to animals in juvenile firesetters would be significantly related to recidivistic firesetting. This hypothesis was related to Yarnell's belief in an ego triad...
Impact of a Sexual Responsibility Program on Young Males
ABSTRACT Data are presented from 335 young males who were participants in Wise Guys, a sexual responsibility program of the Family Life Council of Greater Greensboro. Comparisons were made with 145 similar males who did not participate in the program....
Interpersonal Identity Formation during Early Adolescence
ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to explore interpersonal identity development during early adolescence. Sixth, seventh, and eighth graders (N = 356) were administered the interpersonal identity scale of the Revised Extended Objective Measure...
Knowledge Gained by Mothers Enrolled in a Home Visitation Program
ABSTRACT This study examined whether new mothers would gain knowledge of child development after participating in a home visitation program for six months, and whether there would be differences between adolescent mothers and older mothers. Forty-seven...
Parent-Adolescent Conflict and Adolescent Antisocial and Arosocial Behavior: A Longitudinal Study in a Chinese Context
ABSTRACT This longitudinal study examined the relationships between parent-adolescent conflict and antisocial and prosocial behavior in Chinese adolescents. Results showed that father-adolescent conflict and mother-adolescent conflict were concurrently...
Parental Divorce during Adolescence and Adjustment in Early Adulthood
ABSTRACT The present study examined the impact of parental divorce during adolescence, interparental conflict, and intimacy with parents on young adult adjustment. One hundred sixty-seven undergraduate students (146 females, 21 males) completed...
Risk and Protective Factors among Youth Offenders
ABSTRACT This exploratory study examined the risk and protective factors of youth offenders and their relation to recidivism. The sample consisted of 76 male and female juvenile probationers within a large metropolitan area. Archival records on...
The Effects of Infant Simulators on Early Adolescents
ABSTRACT The researchers examined the effects of infant simulators (computerized dolls designed to simulate normal infants) on 236 eighth-grade students. As part of their health and sex education curriculum, students had to provide care--24 hours...
The Influence of Significant Others on Attitudes, Subjective Norms and Intentions regarding Dietary Supplement Use among Adolescent Athletes
ABSTRACT Dietary supplement use has increased significantly over the past decade. The use of supplements among adolescents seems to be influenced by their beliefs and attitudes. The influence of coaches, parents, and athletic trainers also may be...
The Relationship of Self-Concept and Perceived Athletic Competence to Physical Activity Level and Gender among Turkish Early Adolescents
ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to examine the self-concept and perceived athletic competence of Turkish early adolescents in relation to physical activity level and gender. Self-concept was assessed using the Piers-Harris Children's Self-Concept...