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. 33, No. 129, Spring

Adolescents with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Benefit from Massage Therapy
ABSTRACT Twenty-eight adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder were provided either massage therapy or relaxation therapy for 10 consecutive school days. The massage therapy group, but not the relaxation therapy group, rated themselves...
Can Higher Grades Result in Fewer Friends? A Reexamination of the Relation between Academic and Social Competence
In contradiction to the assumption that social competence is independent of academic intelligence, significant positive correlations have been found between the two (Cauce, 1987; Keating, 1978; Walker & Foley, 1973). Cauce (1987) reported a correlation...
Displaced Adolescents in Croatia: Sources of Stress and Posttraumatic Stress Reaction
ABSTRACT This study explored sources of stress and psychosocial reactions of adolescents displaced as a result of the war in the Republic of Croatia. The most frequent stressful events they faced were loss of home (80%), loss of personal belongings...
Drug Use among Asian-Indian Adolescents: Identifying Protective/risk Factors
ABSTRACT The problem of meeting the normative demands of two cultures (host country and country of origin) has been linked to adolescent substance use as a way to cope with conflicts with parents. This paper examines intergenerational conflict as...
Effectiveness of One-Year Participation in School-Based Volunteer-Facilitated Peer Support Groups
ABSTRACT This study evaluated the effectiveness of one-year participation in a program of volunteer-facilitated peer support groups conducted in a southeast Texas high school. One hundred eighteen students who experienced emotional distress or behavioral...
Expressed Concerns of Yemen Adolescents
INTRODUCTION Recent research (Offer & Offer, 1975; Savin-Williams & Demo, 1984; Lackovic-Grgin & Dekovic, 1991; Offer & Schonert-Reichl, 1992; Kwok & Violato, 1993) has cast doubt on the traditional view that adolescence is a period...
Expressed Concerns of Yemeni Adolescents
ABSTRACT This study examined the concerns of adolescents in the Republic of Yemen. A short version of the Mooney Problem Check List was administered to 150 13-to 17-year-old males and females. Results indicated that the major concerns and problems...
Family Context Variables and the Development of Self-Regulation in College Students
ABSTRACT While researchers have begun to specify how features of students' immediate learning environments affect the development and use of self-regulation skills, relatively little attention has been paid to the role of the family context in fostering...
How Early Adolescents Describe Their Dreams: A Quantitative Analysis
Manifest dreams have been given increasingly more consideration, both as representations (not only as the deformation of latent contents) and as meaningful stories in themselves, beyond dreamers' associations (Greenberg & Pearlman, 1978; Pulver,...
Image Advertisements for Alcohol Products: Is Their Appeal Associated with Adolescents' Intention to Consume Alcohol?
ABSTRACT Criticism has been directed toward alcohol advertising, particularly regarding the use of image (lifestyle) advertising, and its potential influence on teenage alcohol consumption. This study sought to determine if adolescents who drink,...
Image Advertisements for Alcohol Products: Is There Appeal Associated with Adolescents' Intention to Consume Alcohol
The controversy over the impact of alcohol advertising on alcohol consumption and attitudes about drinkers and drinking continues to mount. These debates have led to actual bans on alcohol advertising in some countries (Addiction Research Foundation,...
Life and Value Orientations of Turkish University Students
Optimism, which can be defined as the tendency to believe that one will generally experience good versus bad outcomes in life, has received greater attention in recent years (Scheier & Carver, 1987). The research carried out on optimism can be viewed...
Mental Health Care in a High School Based Health Service
ABSTRACT This paper describes the mental health services provided at a high school based health center that integrates mental health and medical services. Five years after the inception of the center in 1988, mental health visits had quadrupled....
Mentoring High-Risk Minority Youth: Evaluation of the Brothers Project
ABSTRACT Mentoring as an intervention for at-risk teens is becoming increasingly popular despite sparse evidence of its effectiveness. This research, part of a larger evaluation effort, reports on a four-year mentoring project developed specifically...
Music Shifts Frontal EEG in Depressed Adolescents
Music reduces stress (Stratton, 1992) and anxiety levels (Mornhinweg, 1992), and even enhances performance on abstract/spatial reasoning tests (Rauscher, Shaw, & Ky, 1.993). According to some researchers these effects can be attributed to music's...
Polydrug-Using Adolescent Mothers and Their Infants Receiving Early Intervention
The incidence of cocaine use among pregnant women has been reported at about 10%, although in some areas it is as high as 28% (Singer, Garber, & Kliegman, 1991). Polydrug use has also become more frequent, with the majority of cocaine users also...
Removing the Mystery: Evaluation of a Parent Manual by Adolescent Parents
Every thirty-one seconds an adolescent becomes pregnant in the United States and every two minutes one gives birth (Hardy& Zabin, 1991). The U.S. adolescent birthrate is the highest among Western countries (Hardy & Zabin, 1991; Thomas, Rickel,...
Scouting and Girl Scout Curriculum as Interventions: Effects on Adolescents' Self-Esteem
No single explanation can account for why some children and adolescents develop healthy self-esteem and others seem compelled to view themselves as inferior and inadequate as compared with others. Both biologic-temperamental influences and environmental...
The Birds and the Bees: An Analysis of Advice Given to Parents through Popular Press
The need for sexuality education among American youth has not diminished. According to recent statistics, 1.1 million teenagers become pregnant every year; the incidence of AIDS cases among persons aged 13 to 24 increased by seventy-five percent between...
The Birds and the Bees: An Analysis of Advice Given to Parents through the Popular Press
ABSTRACT There is a growing need for parents to communicate with their adolescents about sexuality, as teenage pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise. Many parents indicate that they lack information and feel uncomfortable...
The Effects of Two Types of Relaxation Training on Students' Levels of Anxiety
Findings from several studies (Hill & Sarason, 1966; Lunneburg, 1964; Sarason, 1975) have shown that high anxiety has adverse effects on student learning. Though anxiety may be an unavoidable part of life, May (1977) points out that it can be reduced,...
The Relationship of Individual and Family Factors to the Psychological Well-Being of Junior High School Students Living in Urban Poverty
ABSTRACT This study examined the contribution of individual and family factors to psychological adjustment in a sample of junior high school students living in urban poverty. Identity development and perceived parental treatment were hypothesized...