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. 152, Winter

Acculturation, Communication Patterns, and Self-Esteem among Asian and Caucasian American Adolescents
Acculturation generally refers to the cognitive and behavioral changes that occur as a result of close contact between different cultures, specifically the adoption of the language and values of the dominant group (Berry, 1990, 1997). Stress is inherent...
Bullying and Victimization: Prevalence and Relationship to Gender, Grade Level, Ethnicity, Self-Esteem, and Depression
The destructive consequences of bullying behavior in U.S. schools have sparked public concern for students' safety (Spivak & Prothrow-Stith, 2001). School shootings have increased awareness that bullying may serve as a precursor to these violent...
College Student Risk-Taking from Three Perspectives
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC), in the National College Health Risk Behavior Survey, indicated that college students engage frequently in risky behaviors (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1997). According to the CDC's survey, almost...
Evaluation of an Individualized Treatment Program for Adolescent Shoplifters
Property offenses represent a major portion of the juvenile crime problem. Youths charged with property offenses represent more than 40% of all juvenile arrests and approximately 50% of all delinquency cases referred to U.S. juvenile courts (Snyder,...
Massage Therapy Improves Mood and Behavior of Students with Attention-Deficit/hyperactivity Disorder
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most recent diagnostic label for children and adolescents who present with attention, impulse control, and overactivity problems. Children and adolescents with ADHD are commonly referred to family...
Maternal Perceptions and Adolescent Self-Esteem: A Six-Year Longitudinal Study
Self-esteem, conceptualized as evaluative judgments about self (e.g., Coopersmith, 1967; DuBois, Felner, Brand, Phillips, & Lease, 1996) or as overall feelings of worth or value as a person (e.g., Harter, 1998; Rosenberg, 1979), has been consistently...
Peer Referencing in Adolescent Decision Making as a Function of Perceived Parenting Style
Theorists have long speculated on the adolescent transition from being parent oriented to being peer oriented. Ausubel (1954) theorized that as adolescents matured, peers would replace parents as the primary socializing agent, thereby resatellizing...
Student Athletes' Perceptions of Self
Adolescence is considered to be a time of many changes and transitions, usually occurring between the ages of ton and nineteen (van Linden & Fertman, 1998). During adolescence, the individual's view of the self becomes more abstract and differentiated,...
Students' Perspectives on Their High School Experience
What is it like to be a high school student today? To what extent are comprehensive metropolitan-area high schools contributing to student success and meeting the needs of their diverse body of students? The literature suggests that student success...
The Impact of a History of Sexual Abuse on High-Risk Sexual Behaviors among Females Attending Alternative Schools
Epidemiological studies indicate that one third of females and one sixth of males experience sexual abuse before age 18 (Finkelhor, 1979; Finkelhor, Hotaling, Lewis, & Smith, 1989; Wyatt, 1985). Studies have shown that abuse during childhood and...
Theoretical Structure of Adolescent Alienation : A Multigroup Confirmatory Factor Analysis
Throughout the 20th century, the concept of alienation has received substantial attention in the social sciences. Since its introduction by Hegel and Marx, this concept has been defined in a variety of ways that reflect the various disciplines and...
Validation of Health Locus of Control Patterns in Swedish Adolescents
Self-esteem and health locus of control are variables widely used in research on adolescent psychology as well as in clinical and educational practice. These two variables, which are presumed to be associated with certain parental practices and characteristics...