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. 43, No. 172, Winter

Chinese Immigrant High School Students' Cultural Interactions, Acculturation, Family Obligations, Language Use, and Social Support
The Asian American population is the fastest growing racial group in the United States. Currently there are estimated to be 13.5 million Asian Americans living in the U.S., which comprises 5% of the total population (U.S. Census Bureau, 2004). About...
Community Violence and Psychological Distress: The Protective Effects of Emotional Social Support and Sense of Personal Control among Older Adolescents
Exposure to community violence among adolescents is a major public health problem (Centers for Disease Control, 2000; Kilpatrick, Saunders, & Smith, 2003; U.S. Surgeon General, 2001). Exposure to interpersonal community violence has been shown...
Condom Use at Last Sex as a Proxy for Other Measures of Condom Use: Is It Good Enough?
INTRODUCTION Condom use provides substantial protection against unintended pregnancies and the transmission of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including the human immunodeficiency, virus (HIV) (CDC, 2003). To assess condom use frequency,...
Counterconformity: An Attribution Model of Adolescents' Uniqueness-Seeking Behaviors in Dressing
INTRODUCTION There is a desire to seek variety in choice-making in order to appear unique. This plays a significant role in intrapersonal decision-making (Burnkrant & Cousineau, 1975; Snyder & Fromkin, 1977; Fromkin & Snyder, 1980)....
Early Adolescents' Conceptions of the Good Life and the Good Person
What is a good life? What is a good person? Virtually every religious tradition, countless philosophers, numerous psychologists, and many self-help authors offer answers. Lay people, too, have their own thoughts on the topic. Our answers guide our...
Evaluation of Project P.A.T.H.S. (Secondary 1 Program) by the Program Participants: Findings Based on the Full Implementation Phase
To promote holistic development among adolescents in Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust has approved HK$400 million to launch a project entitled "P.A.T.H.S. to Adulthood: A Jockey Club Youth Enhancement Scheme" (Shek, 2006a). There...
Parental Reports of Symptoms of Childhood Disorders in Dutch Children
INTRODUCTION There is growing interest in children with behavioral and emotional disorders. Research has not only suggested that the number of impaired children is on the rise in Western societies (Rutter & Smith, 1995), but that they are in...
Predictors of Somatic Symptoms in Younger Rural Adolescents
An individual's life is marked by thousands of events, which vary in magnitude, duration, and meaning. Why one individual reacts differently to a similar life event than another individual is a complex question and the heart of stress research. Stress...
Prevalence and Psychosocial Correlates of Alcohol-Related Sexual Assault among University Students
INTRODUCTION While there is a great deal of evidence linking personal alcohol use with negative psychosocial consequences among college students, the effect that others' heavy drinking has on non-drinkers or moderate drinkers has only recently been...
Prevalence of Internet Addiction and Correlations with Family Factors among South Korean Adolescents
Over the past two decades, the South Korean government has strongly promoted the establishment of a nationwide Internet network. As a result, by 1999 some 22.4% of South Koreans used the Internet and by 2005, Internet use had more than tripled to 71.9%...
Residential Wilderness Programs: The Role of Social Support in Influencing Self-Evaluations of Male Adolescents
One of the most important tasks during adolescence is the development and maintenance of a strong sense of self. Positive self-evaluations are essential components in the development of one's sense of self (Harter, 1999; Rosenburg, 1985). Adolescents...
Three Cases of Adolescent Childbearing Decision-Making: The Importance of Ambivalence
INTRODUCTION Making a decision is often assumed to be a rational process. However, when it comes to more difficult and personal decisions, the process may involve less rationality. The decision to have an abortion or carry a baby to term is very...
Training Workers Implementing Adolescent Prevention and Positive Youth Development Programs: What Have We Learned from the Literature?
Adolescent developmental issues have received increasing attention from researchers and practitioners throughout the world (Galambos & Leadbeater, 2000; Grunbaum et al., 2004). According to Shek (2006), the most prevalent adolescent developmental...
Turkish Adolescents' Conflict Resolution Strategies toward Peers and Parents as a Function of Loneliness
Although conflict is inevitable at all stages of life, conflict in relationships is believed to increase until mid-adolescence and subside during late adolescence (Laursen & Collins, 1994; Paikoff & Brooks-Gunn, 1991). It is well documented...