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. 40, No. 158, Summer

A Comparative Study of the Behavioral, Personality, and Fire History Characteristics of Residential and Outpatient Adolescents (Ages 12-17) with Firesetting Behaviors
INTRODUCTION Juvenile firesetting has become a major problem in the United States. Once viewed by many as a crime perpetrated primarily by adults, arson committed by children under the age of 18 are responsible for over 50% of all arson arrests...
Adolescent Computer Use and Academic Achievement
Computer usage patterns among teens, including use of the Internet, is increasingly being investigated. One area of interest for educators relates to the home use of the computer and the Internet by adolescents and its relationship to academic achievement....
Adolescent Identity Formation: A Swedish Study of Identity Status Using the EOM-EIS-II
The concept of identity has been approached in many different ways. Several theorists have offered developmental models of identity, e.g., Erik H. Erikson, Jane Loevinger, and Peter Blos (Kroger, 1996). The present study of adolescent identity is based...
Affluent Adolescents, Depression, and Drug Use: The Role of Adults in Their Lives
Although recent studies have indicated that affluent youth are potentially at risk for emotional distress and substance use (Csikszentmihalyi & Schneider, 2000; Blum et al., 2000; Luthar & D'Avanzo, 1999; Way, Strauber, Nakkula, & London,...
African American Male Adolescents' Preferences in Responding to Racial Discrimination: Effects of Ethnic Identity and Situational Influences
Not long into this century, ethnic minority residents in all major urban centers will equal or outnumber their European American counterparts (Gardner, 1996). Further, communities across America, both urban and suburban, are already far less likely...
Attitudes toward Physical Education and Class Preferences of Turkish Adolescents in Terms of School Gender Composition
Single-sex versus coeducation has developed into a long-standing debate which continues to flourish (Mael, 1998). From the early 1980s a large body of research in several Western countries such as Great Britain, Belgium, Canada, Australia, and the...
Conversations with Young People in Rural and Remote Places: Transforming the Emerging Self (ANZAP 16th Annual Conference "Trauma and the Transformational Conversation")
Working with young people can be like working with an echo--an echo of our own youth and sometimes the stereo echo of the youth of our own children if we have been parents of adolescents. These echoes can inform us, mislead us, motivate us, and tempt...
Environmental Barriers to HIV Prevention among Incarcerated Adolescents: A Qualitative Assessment
Adolescents are at increasing risk for HIV infection. Half of all new HIV infections in the U.S. occur among people aged 25 or younger and the majority of these infections are sexually transmitted (Office of National AIDS Policy, 1996). Nationally,...
Implications of Amae for HIV Risk in Japanese Young Adults
Amae (from the Japanese verb amaeru), translated as the strong desire to maintain lasting social bonds with peers and significant others, is a major characteristic of the Japanese people (Munakata & Onuoha, 1998). Amae is found in most Japanese...
Interdependent Self: Self-Perceptions of Vietnamese-American Youths
INTRODUCTION Theories of Self Western psychology presumes that individuals carry within themselves, as an essential self, an autonomous "self' which exists independently of the social order. At the core of each self-contained individual resides...
Parents, Teachers, and Peers and Early Adolescent Runaway in Hong Kong
Running away from home by adolescents is an early sign of youth and family problems and even juvenile delinquency (Bradley 1997). In the United States, the rate of juvenile runaway is about 14% (Baker et el., 2003; Kurtz et el., 2000). In Hong Kong,...
Peer Attitudes towards Adolescent Participants in Male- and Female-Oriented Sports
Research has found remarkably consistent and stable gender stereotypes within our society. In brief, to be feminine is to be "communal" or expressive, while to be masculine is to be "agentic," instrumental, and competitive (Cann, 1991; Spencer &...
Perceived Parental Care and Control among Israeli Female Adolescents Presenting to Emergency Rooms after Self-Poisoning
Deliberate self-harm, broadly defined as any conscious act designed to damage, ruin or cause physical pain to the self, is surprisingly prevalent among adolescents worldwide. Rates among community samples of 14- to 18-year-olds range from 6%-9% (Centers...
Psychosocial Correlates of Dating Violence Victimization among Latino Youth
A growing literature attests to the fact that dating violence is an important public health problem (Howard & Wang, 2003a,b; Silverman, Raj, Mucci, & Hathaway, 2001; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2000a,b; Centers for Disease...