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. 159, Fall

Acculturation Models of Immigrant Soviet Adolescents in Israel
INTRODUCTION This study deals with attitudes both of native Israeli and immigrant students from the Commonwealth of Independent States (i.e., Soviet immigrants). It probes ideological, cultural, social, and personal aspects of the acculturation...
Adolescents at Risk for Violence: An Initial Validation of the Life Challenges Questionnaire and Risk Assessment Index
INTRODUCTION Adolescent violence is a serious issue which has gained attention nationally. Such problems as gang violence, teen-on-teen homicide, aggravated sexual assault, and domestic battery involving children and adolescents have raised concern...
An Exploration of Adolescent Emotional Intelligence in Relation to Demographic Characteristics
Emotional intelligence (EI), a concept rooted in the theory of social intelligence (Rehfield, 2002) is defined in a number of ways. One definition denotes EI as the combination of factors that allow a person to feel, be motivated, regulate mood, control...
An Investigation of Taiwanese Early Adolescents' Views about the Nature of Science
INTRODUCTION There is no doubt that science is one of the major school subjects for adolescent students. The goal of science education is not only to help students acquire scientific knowledge, but to understand its development. In other words,...
Correlates of Adolescent Assertiveness with HIV Avoidance in a Four-Nation Sample
Social or generalized assertiveness is the capacity to express the real self (Lieberman, 1972) without any sense of guilt (McFall & Lillesand, 1971). It is the ability to say "no" or "yes," as appropriate, to requests--to express positive/negative...
Demography, Psychosocial Factors, and Emotional Problems of Korean American Adolescents
According to U.S. Bureau of Census data (2001), approximately 1.1 million Korean Americans reside in the U.S. Of this number, about one-third are children and adolescents. Many of the adolescents have experienced emotional problems due to acculturative...
Gay Adolescents and Suicide: Understanding the Association
A FAMILIAR BUT UNFAMILIAR CASE A 16-year-old male with depression has committed suicide. He had been seeing a physician who placed him on an anti-depressant three weeks ago. His family, friends, and physician knew of his depression, but did not...
Relational Factors of Vulnerability and Protection for Adolescent Pregnancy: A Cross-Sectional Comparative Study of Portuguese Pregnant and Nonpregnant Adolescents of Low Socioeconomic Status
Adolescent pregnancy has been the target of various studies because it elicits innumerable questions. In developed societies it is considered a serious social problem that is associated with low schooling, precarious employment, and poverty. Reproductive...
Success of Taiwanese Mothers in Guiding Adolescents
Changes in family structure present technological societies throughout the world with unfamiliar challenges and opportunities for the care and development of children. There has been a rapid increase in the numbers of single-parent households, blended...
The Effect of Individual Differences on Adolescents' Impulsive Buying Behavior
INTRODUCTION Impulsive buying behavior is a widely recognized phenomenon. It accounts for up to 80% of all purchases in certain product categories (Abrahams, 1997; Smith, 1996). It has been suggested that more purchases result from impulse than...
The Impact of Parental Attachment and Feelings of Isolation on Adolescent Fear of Crime at School
INTRODUCTION Despite recent reports that violent crime has decreased, particularly among juveniles (Federal Bureau of Investigation, 2004), school shootings at Pearl, Mississippi, Littleton, Colorado, and San Diego, California (among others) have...
The Nature of Connections: Young Fathers and Their Children
INTRODUCTION The proportion of single-mother families grew from 12% in 1970, to 26% in 2003 (U.S. Bureau of the Census, 2004). An increasing amount of research has shown that lack of paternal involvement can increase the likelihood of poverty, crime,...
The Relation of Facial Affect Recognition and Empathy to Delinquency in Youth Offenders
Facial expressions of emotions provide a means of communicating and obtaining information about one's social environment (Blanck, Buck, & Rosenthal, 1986; Ekman, 1982) and provide cues to interpersonal exchanges (Custrini & Feldman, 1989)....
The Role of Ego-Identity Status in Mating Preferences
"One could make a point for an evolutionary rationale which would explain why sexual differences should not fully divide the sexes until competence and fidelity permit their division to be one of polarization, that is, one of mutual enhancement of...
The Role of Personality Factors in Predicting the Reported Physical Health Symptoms of Turkish College Students
Developments in health psychology and epidemiology have raised the question of how personality factors affect physical well-being. Although today's Western society bombards individuals about the importance of having a physically, mentally, and spiritually...