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. 150, Summer

Coping Assessment in Adolescents
Lazarus developed the Ways of Coping Checklist (WCC) in the 1970s. It was based on the transactional model of stress, which posited two types of coping: problem-focused and emotional regulation (Lazarus, 1991). This instrument has always had a drawback:...
Dissociative Experiences and Anger Proneness in Late Adolescent Females with Different Attachment Styles
Bowlby's attachment theory (Bowlby, 1969, 1973, 1980) pointed out the evolutionary function of the mother-child relationship, which inspired Ainsworth's research on the "Strange Situation" (Ainsworth et al., 1978)--a structured observational procedure...
Dream Content of Schizophrenic, Nonschizophrenic Mentally Ill, and Community Control Adolescents
Psychoanalytic and psychodynamic literature has identified various functions of dream content. Freud (1958) claimed that dreams serve as a medium for the discharge of conflict and impulses in a more subtle, acceptable, and less anxiety-provoking manner...
Expressed Attitudes of Adolescents toward Marriage and Family Life
Nontraditional behaviors with respect to sex, family, and gender roles have become increasingly widespread and more socially accepted (Barber & Axinn, 1998; Lye & Waldron, 1997; Werner-Wilson, 1998; Wu & Baer, 1994). The traditional, "nuclear"...
Feeling at Home in One's School: A First Look at a New Measure
In light of recent events involving extreme violence in schools, commentators have drawn the conclusion that there is a strong connection between being bullied, social isolation, and lashing out violently towards peers (Nansel, Overpeck, Pilla, Ruan,...
Impact of Exposure to Community Violence and Psychological Symptoms on College Performance among Students of Color
This paper is concerned with the longitudinal relationships among exposure to chronic community violence during the high school years, the level of psychological distress manifested during the first semester of college, and academic performance during...
Incarcerated Adolescent Girls: Personality, Social Competence, and Delinquency
There are several theories that try to explain juvenile delinquency. The present study confines itself to investigating personality traits and social competence as predictors of delinquency in adolescent girls. Personality Traits as Predictors of...
Jamaican Child-Rearing Practices: The Role of Corporal Punishment
Parents in all societies grapple with how to raise their children in a way that prepares them for the complexities of life (Yorburg, 2002) and equips them to one day become parents themselves (Hamner & Turner, 2001). In order to accomplish this...
Medical Decision-Making and Minors: Issues of Consent and Assent
In recent years, the physician-patient relationship has transformed from one of paternalism into an egalitarian and participatory partnership in which patients and physicians work together to make healthcare decisions (Committee on Bioethics, 1995)....
Salient Worries of At-Risk Youth: Needs Assessment Using the Things I Worry about Scale
Worry has been defined as "a chain of negative and relatively uncontrollable thoughts and images" (Borkovec, Robinson, Pruzinsky, & Depree, 1983). Borkovec et al. (1983) go on to say that worry may be engaged in by an individual to serve the purpose...
The Relationship between the Living Arrangements of University Students and Their Identity Development
It has been established that a major developmental task of late adolescence/young adulthood is the formation of a unique adult identity (Erikson, 1968, 1982; Marcia, 1980). One part of this process is leaving the family home and establishing a residence...
The Social Reality of the Imaginary Audience: A Grounded Theory Approach
INTRODUCTION It has been argued that the traditional understanding of the adolescent experience is outdated (Hendry et al., 1993). A large part of this argument stems from the recognition that traditional research methods have tended to present...
"You Learn and Learn and Learn. and Then You Are an Adult": Parental Perceptions of Adolescence in Contemporary Swaziland
The universality of adolescence, as a developmental period apart from childhood and adulthood, has been investigated, debated, and romanticized in the literature both historically and cross-culturally. This paper examines Swaziland, a small country...