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. 135, Fall

Anorexic Eating Attitudes and Behaviors of Male and Female College Students
ABSTRACT This study examined gender differences in eating attitudes and behaviors in a sample of 471 undergraduate college students. The prevalence of symptomatology indicative of anorexia was determined using the Eating Attitudes Test (EAT-26)....
A Specialized Apperception Test for Ambulatory-Impaired Adolescents
ABSTRACT A specialized apperception test for physically impaired adolescents was developed, and a pilot was conducted using ten nonimpaired and ten impaired adolescents. Ten cards depicting various scenes with physically impaired male and female...
Depression and Stress in Street Youth
ABSTRACT The present study explored stress and depression levels in Canadian street youth, as well as the methods they used to cope. Twenty-seven street youth and 27 nonrunaway peers responded to a questionnaire investigating history of running...
Ecological Factors Associated with Adolescent Pregnancy: A Review of the Literature
ABSTRACT Adolescent pregnancy, the disproportionate number of births to unmarried adolescents, the potential disadvantages for both mothers and their children, and the commensurate costs to society have received the attention of researchers in a...
Identity Development of Homosexual Youth and Parental and Familial Influences on the Coming out Process
ABSTRACT This paper examines the literature on identity development of homosexual youth, and parental and familial influences on the coming out process. Research indicates that homosexual adolescents who have a close relationship with their parents...
Intimidation and Violence by Males in High School Athletics
ABSTRACT This study examined verbal intimidation (VI), physical intimidation (VI), and physical violence (PV) in high school athletics, both by program and by sport. Antecedents were identified via principal component analysis; they included contextual...
Massage and Music Therapies Attenuate Frontal EEG Asymmetry in Depressed Adolescents
ABSTRACT EEG asymmetry, specifically greater relative right frontal activation, is associated with negative affect. Depressed adults show stable patterns of this asymmetry. The present study assessed the effects of massage therapy and music therapy...
Nondelinquent Youths' Stealing Behavior and Their Perceptions of Parents, School, and Peers
ABSTRACT Correlates of stealing behavior were investigated in a sample of 167 nondelinquent 10- to 15-year-olds. Stealing was related to youths' attitudes toward parents and school, as well as reasons for stealing. Stealing was most frequent among...
Psychosocial Correlates of Contraceptive Practices during Late Adolescence
ABSTRACT This article reviews the literature on psychosocial correlates of contraceptive practices among sexually active late adolescents (primarily college undergraduates). It seeks to help identify subgroups of adolescents who either do not use...
Racial Socialization and Racial Identity: Can They Promote Resiliency for African American Adolescents?
ABSTRACT Although there is a rich body of research on resiliency, much of the literature fails to include minority youths or does not take into consideration their distinctive racial and environmental circumstances. Additionally, limited attention...
Restrained Drinking and Cognitive Control among Adolescents
ABSTRACT The present study investigated restrained drinking and self-control in relation to alcohol consumption and problem drinking in a sample of adolescents. One hundred ninety-eight high school students (97 males and 101 females; mean age =...
School Counselors' Accuracy in Identifying Adolescents at Risk for Dropping Out
ABSTRACT School counselors were asked to identify, using qualitative judgments alone, adolescents who they believed were at moderate risk for dropping out. These students were then administered a dropout prediction scale. Results indicated that...
School Culture: Exploring the Hidden Curriculum
ABSTRACT Educators frequently overlook school culture. This article encourages teachers and administrators to gain a more complete picture of the school environment through an exploration of the symbolic nature of the hidden, or implicit, curriculum....
Sources of Self-Identity among Turkish Adolescents
ABSTRACT As part of the International Self-Identity Research Project, this study explored sources of identity among Turkish adolescents. The interview sample consisted of three male and three female high school students in Ankara, Turkey. The results...
Teens' Concerns: A National Evaluation
ABSTRACT Previous research found that adolescents in Toledo, Ohio, utilized a peer listening phone service predominantly for four reasons: to discuss peer relationships, family problems, and sexuality issues, as well as to have someone "just to...
What Does It Take to Have a Positive Impact on Minority Students' College Retention?
ABSTRACT This paper describes the Young Scholars Program (YSP), which seeks to expand the pool of African American and other underrepresented minority youth who aspire to attend college, and to help them meet entrance requirements and successfully...