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. 39, No. 153, Spring

Adolescent Depression and Externalizing Problems: Testing Two Models of Comorbidity in an Inpatient Sample
In children, psychiatric comorbidity is more the rule that the exception. However, from a treatment perspective, comorbidity presents a serious dilemma: do you separately target each type of problem or is a qualitatively different approach to treatment...
Adolescent Males' View on the Use of Mental Health Counseling Services
Understanding the adolescent viewpoint on mental health counseling is important for theory development and service enhancement. The few studies that have been conducted help to illuminate the topic. In one study, a group of college males presented...
A Longitudinal Study of Pubertal Timing and Extreme Body Change Behaviors among Adolescent Boys and Girls
Extreme behaviors related to exercise and eating are of increasing concern for professionals working with adolescent boys and girls (e.g., Hausenblas & Carron, 1999; Parks & Read, 1997). These behaviors are adopted by adolescents to change...
Bullying in College by Students and Teachers
The problem of bullying in school is common throughout the world (Smith, Morita, Junger-Tas, Olweus, Catalano, & Slee, 1999). Olweus conducted the first systematic investigation of bullying in the early 1970s in Norway (Olweus, 1973), and has surveyed...
Direct, Mediated, Moderated, and Cumulative Relations between Neighborhood Characteristics and Adolescent Outcomes
Although it is widely accepted that child development is shaped by many factors (Bronfenbrenner, 1979), relatively little research has explored the ways in which forces outside of adolescents' immediate environments influence their well-being. One...
Do Adolescents Take "Baby Think It Over" Seriously?
Convincing adolescents to postpone sexual activity, or to become more responsible if they become sexually active, has long been a goal of public health efforts, and for good reason. Approximately 40% of all females will experience at least one pregnancy...
Early Adolescents' Experiences with, and Views of, Barbie
Developmental psychologists have long recognized the importance of play to children's development (Huizinga, 1950; Sutton-Smith, 1986, 1997). During play, children converse with their world and internalize elements of society, such as norms, values,...
Gender-Related Processes and Drug Use: Self-Expression with Parents, Peer Group Selection, and Achievement Motivation
In a national survey of high school seniors, 63.2% reported having been drunk and 41.7% having used marijuana (Johnston, O'Malley, & Bachman, 1996). Research has linked substance use during high school and young adulthood to lower educational attainment...
Parent-Adolescent Conflict in Early Adolescence
Adolescence is viewed as a period of transformation and reorganization in family relationships (Grotevant & Cooper, 1986; Steinberg, 1990). Prominent among these changes is the shift that occurs from unilateral authority exercised by parents over...
Transmission of Values from Adolescents to Their Parents: The Role of Value Content and Authoritative Parenting
Most models of value socialization within the family are unidirectional: children are assumed to internalize the attitudes, rules, and expectations of their parents (e.g., Schonpflug, 2001). However, this unnecessarily constrains research on intergenerational...
Twenty Years of Student Sexual Behavior: Subcultural Adaptations to a Changing Health Environment
This article continues a study of sexual behavior initiated over twenty years ago at a British Columbia college. In 1980, students lived within a sexual "plural society," with individuals choosing among three sexual subcultures: celibacy, monogamy,...