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. 160, Winter

A Framework for Studying Minority Youths' Transitions to Fatherhood: The Case of Puerto Rican Adolescents
While men bear half of the biological responsibility for conception, until the late 1970s, they had been largely ignored in the discourse on pregnancy and child care. In the last three decades, however, studies of fatherhood have experienced an explosive...
An Existential View of Adolescent Development
The above quote out of Yalom's "Existential Psychotherapy" (1980) is a good summary of the approach one needs when working with others in a therapeutic alliance from an existential perspective. This seems particularly true when working with adolescents....
An Exploration of the Attitudinal and Perceptual Dimensions of Body Image among Male and Female Adolescents from Six Latin American Cities
The concept of body image consists of an attitudinal and a perceptual dimension. The attitudinal aspect is reflected in the positive or negative feelings people have about their body, that is, how satisfied they are with their physical self. The perceptual...
A Review of Research on the Effects of Religion on Adolescent Tobacco Use Published between 1990 and 2003
Tobacco use is the chief preventable cause of premature disease and death in the United States (An, O'Malley, Schulenberg, Bachman, & Johnston, 1999; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 1994). Tobacco use causes almost 1 out of every...
Family Functioning and Early Onset of Sexual Intercourse in Latino Adolescents
SEXUAL HEALTH-RISK BEHAVIORS AMONG LATINO/HISPANIC YOUTH An age and racial disparity in HIV/STD infection has been observed in the U.S. (CDC, 2002), where young people, and minority youth in particular, are hit hardest. Thus, Latino/Hispanic youth...
I'm Sick of Being Me: Developmental Themes in a Suicidal Adolescent
INTRODUCTION Although suicidal ideation and behavior is relatively rare for those under the age of 13, rates increase dramatically as children make the transition into adolescence. Recent statistics support the severity of this problem as approximately...
Male and Female Delinquency Trajectories from Pre through Middle Adolescence and Their Continuation in Late Adolescence
The age-crime curve, with delinquency peaking during middle adolescence, has been well documented in numerous studies (Hirschi & Gottfredson, 1983; Shavit & Rattner, 1988; Steffensmeier, Allan, Harer, & Streifel, 1989; Steffensmeier &...
Mental Health Condition of the Only-Child: A Study of Urban and Rural High School Students in China
Most psychologists have perceived the only-child as socially deprived (Hall, 1987). They are socially maladjusted, and attention and dependence seeking (Jiao et al., 1986). Two 1972 U.S. public opinion polls found that approximately 78% of white Americans...
Optimistic Bias among Potential Perpetrators and Victims of Youth Violence
Over 53 million students attend high school in the United States. Although most trends in youth violence have decreased over the past years (see Table 1), each year 17.4 million high school students are in physical fights, 2.3 million seek treatment...
Parental Attitudes and Ego Identity Status of Turkish Adolescents
INTRODUCTION The relationship of identity formation of adolescents with familial variables has been the focus of many studies in recent decades (Kroger, 2000). Family interaction, as noted by Marcia (1966) much earlier, was found to be significantly...
Psychometric Properties of the Chinese Family Assessment Instrument in Chinese Adolescents in Hong Kong
Healthy family functioning has been a key area of interest among helping professionals who provide family interventions. With the rapid development of family therapy and interventions in China, there has been an increasing need for a standardized assessment...