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. 136, Winter

Academic Dishonesty among High School Students
ABSTRACT Research on academic dishonesty has generally relied on survey techniques, which may fail to capture students' true feelings about cheating. The present investigation used focus group discussions to gain a fuller understanding of students'...
A Developmental-Contextual Perspective on Youth Covictimization by Community Violence
ABSTRACT Witnessing violence within the community--covictimization--has been recognized as a threat to the optimal development of youth. Following a discussion of methodological issues that plague covictimization research, the literature on covictimization...
American Adolescents Touch Each Other Less and Are More Aggressive toward Their Peers as Compared with French Adolescents
ABSTRACT Forty adolescents were observed at McDonald's restaurants in Paris and Miami to assess the amount of touching and aggression during their peer interactions. The American adolescents spent less time leaning against, stroking, kissing, and...
Factors Associated with Parenting among Incarcerated Juvenile Offenders
ABSTRACT In regard to the injured offender, research indicates that violent victimization represents only one facet of a constellation of associated risks and consequences, including promiscuity and adolescent parenthood. A relationship between...
Mentoring and the Spiritual Well-Being of Late Adolescents
ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to investigate the possible impact of faculty mentoring on the spiritual well-being of late adolescents. The sample consisted of randomly chosen students in their first year at a Christian liberal arts college...
Migrant Labor in South Africa: A Comparative Analysis of the Academic Achievement of Father-Present and Father-Absent Adolescents
ABSTRACT This study was designed to determine whether there are significant differences in academic achievement between father-present and father-absent (due to migrant labor) adolescents. Data were collected from 276 high school students in South...
Music Training and Mathematics Achievement
ABSTRACT Iowa Tests of Basic Skills (ITBS) mathematics scores of eighth graders who had received music instruction were compared according to whether the students were given private lessons. Comparisons also were made between students whose lessons...
Object Relations and Referential Activity in Physically Abused Adolescents
ABSTRACT This study compared the object relations and language functions of 15 physically abused and 15 nonabused adolescents. The adolescents provided a 5-minute narrative about their mothers, which was scored for referential activity and object...
Onset of Disordered Eating Attitudes and Behaviors in Early Adolescence: Interplay of Pubertal Status, Gender, Weight, and Age
ABSTRACT The interplay of puberty, gender, weight, and age in regard to body image and disordered eating behaviors and attitudes was investigated in a sample of early adolescents. It was found that, after menarche, females had increased personal...
Perception of Classroom Environment in Hong Kong: Differences between Students in Junior and Senior Forms
ABSTRACT In Hong Kong secondary schools, students in the senior forms take competitive examinations to proceed to the next level, whereas those in the junior forms have to attend school regardless of their ability and motivation. It was hypothesized...
"She Looked at Me Crazy": Escalation of Conflict through Telegraphed Emotion
ABSTRACT This exploratory study investigated a feature of adolescent social interaction that can quickly initiate or escalate conflict: telegraphed emotion (a specific emotion conveyed through a subset of its expressive components or through a brief,...
Stress-Buffering Factors Related to Adolescent Coping: A Path Analysis
ABSTRACT To uncover those factors that buffer the impact of stressful negative experiences on adolescent adjustment, a theoretical model of adolescent stress and coping, with social support and social problem solving proposed as moderators, was...
Suicidal Behavior in Chemically Dependent Adolescents
ABSTRACT Among 250 adolescents in a short-term residential treatment program for chemical dependency, 20% had attempted suicide in the two years prior to admission. Females, however, were found to have a higher attempt rate than did males. Suicide...
Teachers' and Students' Work-Culture Variables Associated with Positive School Outcome
ABSTRACT Little is known about the relationship between teachers' family-of-origin variables, impacting their work attitudes and interpersonal skills, and students' academic outcome. This study investigated whether goodness of fit between teachers'...
The Effects of Anger Management Groups in a Day School for Emotionally Disturbed Adolescents
ABSTRACT Drawn from a day school for emotionally disturbed adolescents, seven students who scored in the clinical range on the Conduct subscale of the Conners Teacher Rating Scale took part in an anger management program. The program included psychoeducation,...
The Resiliency of Street Children in Brazil
ABSTRACT This study examined the relationship between social support and the ability of Brazilian adolescents to adapt to life on the streets. Participants included thirty male street children in Rio de Janeiro. These youths, and a comparison group,...