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. 38, No. 151, Fall

Adolescent Girls' Perceptions of Goodness and Badness and the Role of Will in Their Behavioral Decisions
In recent years, increasing attention has been paid to the concepts of malevolence and evil (e.g., Bandura, 1999; Baumeister & Campbell, 1999; Buchholz, 2000; Buchholz & Mandel, 2000; Buchholz, Robillard, Mandel, & Nelson, 2000; Darley,...
High School Drinking and Its Consequences
Alcohol use continues to be one of the most significant risk behaviors engaged in by teens, as indicated, for example, by results from the 2001 Monitoring the Future survey (Johnston, O'Malley, & Bachman, 2002). In that survey, 63.5% of tenth graders...
Life in School: Narratives of Resiliency among Vietnamese-Canadian Youths
While some high-risk children develop various problems, others become competent, healthy adults (Garmezy, 1990). The recent wave of risk studies has focused on resilience and has attempted to identify protective factors and processes associated with...
Outcomes of Teen Parenting Programs in New Mexico
While teen pregnancy rates in the United States have declined some 22% (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2001), the need for programs for pregnant and parenting teenagers has not decreased. The actual number of births to teens is slightly...
Psychosocial Factors Associated with Adolescent Boys' Reports of Dating Violence
While dating violence among adolescents has received increased attention, the focus has been largely on the potential for physical and psychological harm to girls (Silverman, Raj, Mucci, & Hathaway, 2001; Gelles, 1981; Lane & Gwartney-Gibbs,...
School-Year Employment among High School Students: Effects on Academic, Social, and Physical Functioning
During the past few decades, increasing numbers of school-aged youth have joined the formal labor force of the United States (Greenberger & Steinberg, 1986; Institute of Medicine, 1998). Parents and professionals observing this development assumed...
The Association of Ecological Variables and Psychological Distress with Exposure to Community Violence among Adolescents
Community violence in the United States is a serious public health problem (Centers for Disease Control, 1993; Cooley, Turner, & Beidel, 1995; Earls, 1992; Fingerhut, Ingrain, & Feldman, 1992a, 1992b; Hausman, Spivak, & Prothrow-Stith,...
The Cultural Adjustment and Mental Health of Japanese Immigrant Youth
There are about eight hundred thousand Japanese Americans, making them the sixth largest Asian American group (U.S. Bureau of the Census, 2000), and 47% of Japanese Americans belong to the first and second generations. Although Japanese immigrant youth...
The Success of Caucasian Mothers in Guiding Adolescents
Mothers across ethnic backgrounds report that their role becomes more worrisome when a child goes through adolescence than during any of the earlier developmental stages (Carnegie Council on Adolescent Development, 1995). One reason for this common...
What Schools Can Do to Help Gay/lesbian/bisexual Youth: A Harm Reduction Approach
INTRODUCTION The harm reduction model is gaining currency in the addictions field worldwide. The theme of this approach, from the treatment perspective, is to "meet clients where they are " and help them protect themselves from harm. According to...