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. 171, Fall

Academic Achievement, Employment, Age and Gender and Students' Experience of Alternative School
Some academic schools are designed to serve students who are suspended or expelled from their home schools for disruptive behavior (Loy & Gregory, 2002). By removing these students, a better learning environment is thought to be provided to the...
Adolescent Egocentrism: A Contemporary View
Elkind (1967) defined adolescent egocentrism to include the imaginary audience (i.e., adolescents' belief that those around them are as concerned and focused on their appearance as they themselves are) and the personal fable (i.e., the belief that...
Antisocial Behavior and Depressive Symptoms: Longitudinal and Concurrent Relations
INTRODUCTION The existing base of empirical evidence has established that both depressive symptoms (Gutman & Sameroff, 2004; Lewinsohn, Rohde, Seeley, & Fischer, 1993) and antisocial behavior (Barnow, Lucht, & Freyberger, 2005; Moffitt,...
Chinese Adolescent Student Service Quality and Experience in an International Tertiary Education System
INTRODUCTION On the 13th of July, 2001, under intense international competition, Beijing was awarded the honor, privilege, and responsibility of hosting the 23rd Modern Olympiad. As part of the International Olympic Committee's evaluation of the...
Comparing Black, Hispanic, and White Mothers with a National Standard of Parenting
Parenting practices are typically studied in relation to particular subcultures. The prevailing assumption is that identifying attributes of subcultures can foster preservation of valued characteristics, guide acculturation, and promote inter-group...
Development and Validation of the Computer Technology Literacy Self-Assessment Scale for Taiwanese Elementary School Students
INTRODUCTION Because of the increasing importance and pervasiveness of technology, educators have recognized that its integration into education is one of the important issues for educational reform and innovation (AAAS, 1998; Jonassen, Peck, &...
Dieting, Dietary Restraint, and Binge Eating Disorder among Overweight Adolescents in Turkey
INTRODUCTION Eating disorders are characterized by severe disturbances in eating behavior. During the past 20 years, a great deal of attention has been devoted to eating disorders in women. The number of publications on anorexia nervosa and binge...
Does Positive Youth Development Predict Adolescent Attitudes about Sexuality?
SIGNIFICANCE OF THIS STUDY PYD theory and literature has tended to focus on outcomes such as citizenship, leadership, altruism, and initiative (Larson, 2000; Scales, Benson, Leffert, & Blyth, 2000). While these outcomes are important, it seems...
Emerging Adult versus Adult Status among College Students: Examination of Explanatory Variables
INTRODUCTION Arnett (2000) proposed that individuals between approximately 18 and 25 years of age are in between adolescence and adulthood. He referred to this stage as "conceptually, theoretically, and empirically" different from the other two...
Personality Assessment with Adolescents: Challenges and Guidelines
Adolescents are facing a growing array of socioemotional and mental health issues. Marsh (2004) notes, for instance, that approximately 4.5 to 6.3 million children and adolescents in the United States have a serious emotional disturbance that undermines...
Profile of Incarcerated Juveniles: Comparison of Male and Female Offenders
JUVENILE JUSTICE It is becoming increasingly important to understand the characteristics of juvenile offenders in order to decrease and prevent juvenile delinquency (Jenson, Potter, & Howard, 2001; Snyder & Sickmund, 2006). According to...
Psychosocial Factors Associated with Reports of Physical Dating Violence Victimization among U.S. Adolescent Males
INTRODUCTION Physical Dating Violence (PDV) victimization among adolescent males is as prevalent as among girls (MMWR, 2006), yet receives little research attention. Studies which have examined dating violence in the context of teen heterosexual...
Risk of Abnormal Eating Attitudes among Turkish Dietetic Students
Eating behavior is a complex interaction of multiple physiological and psychological factors. There has been a significant increase in the incidence of eating disorders in the past twenty years, and it is commonly believed that they are associated...
Social Support for Exercise and Dietary Habits among College Students
Weight gain in the first few years of college is becoming an important concern affecting the likelihood that more young adults are, or will become, obese (Hoffman, Policastro, Quick, & Lee, 2006; Racette, Deusinger, Strube, Highstein, & Deusinger,...
The Relationship between Levels of Perceived Respect and Bullying in 5th through 12th Graders
Numerous studies have examined childhood and adolescent bullying. Although the definition of bullying is under debate (Sanders, 2004; Naylor, Cowie, Cossin, deBettencourt, & Lemme, 2006), it is consistently recognized as a major social problem...
Three Years of Teen Court Offender Outcomes
Since the early 1980s, Teen Courts have provided youthful offenders with an alternative to the standard juvenile justice system. The substantive increase in youth courts, from fewer than 100 to over 1000, is evidence of the strong advocacy for these...
Youth Perceptions of Their School Violence Risks
Children and youth are bombarded daily by a broad array of violent messages in the media. Recaps of the World Trade Center attacks and news footage of school shootings depict devastation and human loss, while action films and televised crime dramas...