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. 34, No. 134, Summer

Aids-Related Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behavior: A Comparison of Dutch Students and Dropouts
Several studies have assessed the AIDS-related knowledge, attitudes, and behavior of Dutch students (e.g., Vogels & van der Vliet, 1990; Brugman et al., 1995; Schaalma, 1995). Far fewer studies have been conducted outside the school setting, and...
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Early Sexual Experiences among Pregnant and Parenting Adolescents
One hundred sixty-six pregnant or parenting adolescent females completed a survey regarding early sexual experiences (wanted and unwanted), family dysfunction and violence, and health-risky behaviors occurring prior to age 18. Fifty-three percent had...
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Factors Associated with the Sexual Experiences of Underprivileged Mexican Adolescents
INTRODUCTION Family functioning impacts diverse aspects of adolescent psychology. For example, elements of the parental relationship are related to children's emotional autonomy (Lamborn & Steinberg, 1993). Adolescent depression has been found...
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Gender Identity Disorder in Adolescence: Outcomes of Psychotherapy
INTRODUCTION Gender identity disorder (GID) is characterized by strong and persistent cross-gender identification and by persistent discomfort with one's sex. In adolescents, the disturbance is manifested by such symptoms as a stated desire to be...
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Heavy Metal Music and Adolescent Suicidality: An Empirical Investigation
A threefold increase in adolescent suicide over the past few decades and high rates of suicidal ideation and attempts (Garland & Zigler, 1993) have generated widespread concern. The music preferences of adolescents have come under scrutiny in this...
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Parent-Daughter Discussions to Discourage Tobacco Use: Feasibility and Content
There is strong and consistent evidence that young women are taking up cigarette smoking at high rates. Seventy percent of high school females report having tried smoking (Centers for Disease Control, 1992a) and 27% report having smoked in the last...
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Sexual Activity among Zambian Female Teenagers: The Role of Interpersonal Skills
One of the characteristics of African fertility is that the transition to motherhood occurs at an early age. African adolescents are more likely to become mothers than are Asian or Latin American adolescents. Most African countries have fertility rates...
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Student Characteristics and Choice of High School Remembrance Role
Coleman (1961) argued that an adolescent subculture had come into existence. The social forces that promoted this subculture included increased industrialization and suburbanization, segregation of adolescents from adults, less parental supervision...
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The Differential Test of Conduct and Emotional Problems as an Evaluative Tool for the Willie M. Program
Specialized Youth Services (SYS) was established in 1980 as the result of a class-action lawsuit against the state of North Carolina. The lawsuit, known as Willie M., mandated appropriate treatment for a class of emotionally disturbed children and...
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The Functionality of Conflict Behaviors and the Popularity of Those Who Engage in Them
Achieving personal goals and maintaining mutually satisfying relationships with others sometimes come into conflict. Such conflict is particularly problematic during adolescence, when the maintenance of peer relationships is an important social goal....
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The Impact of Parenting on Conduct Disorder in Jamaican Male Adolescents
INTRODUCTION Adolescent violence in Western societies is a serious social and public health problem. In a commentary on the problem in the American Psychological Association's quarterly news report (April 1991), Charles Ewing, professor of law at...
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Today's Adolescent: Addressing Existential Dread
Nearly two decades ago, as a graduate student in humanistic psychology, I read the works of May (1961) and Kierkegaard (1842/1968) and was struck by the notion of existential dread. Although it did not ring a true note within me, I am hearing the reverberating...
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"To Live Well, to Live at Ease": Reflections on Life by Post-Soviet Russian Teenagers
Russia, once the dominant republic in the 70-year-old Soviet Union, has become an independent nation with a freely elected president and parliament. This transformation, beginning with Mikhail Gorbachev's innovative programs of perestroika (restructuring)...
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Victimization and Delinquency among Canadian Youth
There has been growing concern about youth crime and violence. Young people are generally viewed by the public as committing more crimes now than in the past. While official crime statistics do indicate an increase in charge rates and court cases,...
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Women's Studies Classes and Their Influence on Student Development
College-level women's studies classes in the United States were first offered in the late 1960s and early 1970s, with the intent of remediating academia's long-standing androcentrism (Brush, Gold, & White, 1978). Research and teaching were accused...
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