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. 41, No. 161, Spring

Adolescent Girls' Perceived Barriers to Participation in Physical Activity
Establishing patterns of physical activity during childhood and adolescence is important for immediate gains in health and well-being and to develop positive behaviors that can be deployed throughout the life course. Concern about increased levels...
Adult Helping Qualities Preferred by Adolescents
Client expectations are a predominant indicator of treatment outcome and client satisfaction (Horvath, 2001). Adult and adolescent therapeutic treatments have increasingly focused on the alliance between client and therapist. However, aolescents pose...
African American Child-Women: Nutrition Theory Revisited
Pediatric research concerning secondary sexual characteristics and menses in young girls indicates that early sexual maturation is more prevalent among African American (AA) than in Caucasian girls. Research findings showed that as early as eight years...
An Examination of Self-Presentational Concern of Turkish Adolescents: An Example of Physical Education Setting
INTRODUCTION In an increasingly image-based society, it is important to understand the roles adolescents' bodily concern and self-presentation play in their lives. The culturally accepted ideal stereotype appears to promote a "societal obsession"...
Consumption of Sexual Dialogue and Content on Television and Adolescent Sexual Outcomes: Multiethnic Findings
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported on their website (retrieved March 2005) that annually there are 15 million new cases of STD in the U.S., and 25% of those are among adolescents. Also, despite reduction trends in teen pregnancy, in 2002,...
Ethnic Identity and Reconciliation: Two Main Tasks for the Young in Bosnia-Herzegovina
INTRODUCTION According to identity formation theory, identity is highly relevant during adolescence. Ethnic identity represents an aspect of global identity, and as such is particularly salient during this period of life (Phinney, 1993). However,...
Evaluating "Baby Think It Over" Infant Simulators: A Comparison Group Study
Infant simulators are tools that encourage adolescents to contemplate the realities of parenting. The logic is that if adolescents understand the time and effort required, they will delay parenting (and maybe even delay the behaviors that lead to becoming...
Gender Differences in Victimized Homeless Adolescents
Running away from home is a dramatic response of many adolescents to a history of sexual abuse. Although there is increasing evidence that both males and females experience Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) (Chandy, Blum, & Resnick, 1996; Feiring, Taska,...
Service-Learning, Personal Development, and Social Commitment: A Case Study of University Students in Hong Kong
INTRODUCTION Service-learning, which combines academic study with community service, has become more popular throughout the world. Increasingly, educators, administrators, and students have become disheartened by what many feel is a fundamental...
Sex Education Attitudes and Outcomes among North American Women
BACKGROUND Unplanned pregnancy commands attention as a serious problem in the social, economic, political, and individual realms. Numerous attempts have been made to reduce the incidence of unplanned pregnancy, and birth control education has been...
The Characteristics of Separation-Individuation in Turkish High School Students
ABSTRACT The aim of the present study was examine the characteristics of separation-individuation in Turkish high school students and to investigate the contribution of sociodemographic variables on this second individuation process of adolescence....
The Effect of Perceived Parental Involvement and the Use of Growth-Fostering Relationships on Self-Concept in Adolescents Participating in Gear Up
One of the primary developmental tasks of adolescence is the formation of identity (Knox, Funk, Elliott, & Bush, 1998). However, this is a complex process that is compounded by social, cognitive, and physical transitions that begin in early adolescence...
Understanding Girls' Circle as an Intervention on Perceived Social Support, Body Image, Self-Efficacy, Locus of Control, and Self-Esteem
Adolescent girls face numerous challenges during the transition from childhood to adulthood (Feldman & Eliot, 1990; Gunnar & Collins 1988; Lerner & Foch, 1987). Threats to adolescent females' health and well-being include suicide, substance...