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. 44, No. 173, Spring

After-School Programs for Adolescents: A Review of Evaluation Research
This literature review describes the goals of after-school programs and examines the degree to which programs have achieved those goals. Early enthusiasm for after-school programs led to rapid growth in their numbers but has not been accompanied by...
Differences in Self-Reported Disclosure of College Experiences by First-Generation College Student Status
In this paper we assert that the college experience is a potentially stressful life event that for many, requires a relevant social network to successfully navigate (Bandura, 2004; Brown, Ganesan, & Challagalla, 2001; Dyson & Renk, 2006). We...
Discrimination against Teenagers in the Mall Environment: A Case from Ankara, Turkey
INTRODUCTION Exclusion and intolerance of differences are not new to city life. The groups with disproportionate power and autonomy tend to monopolize facilities while other groups face exclusion and marginalization. Understanding this power relationship...
Gender Interaction in Coed Physical Education: A Study in Turkey
INTRODUCTION Gender equality has long been an issue in the field of education, with a growing body of research pointing toward the continued prevalence of gender inequality in the classroom. Although there has been a longstanding debate about whether...
Is Always Authoritative the Optimum Parenting Style? Evidence from Spanish Families
Research conducted mainly in Anglo-Saxon contexts with European-American samples has traditionally identified authoritative parents (i.e., warm and responsive parents that provide at the same time firm control and maturity demands) as the optimal parenting...
Migration and Self-Esteem: A Qualitative Study among Internal Migrant Girls in Turkey
Self-esteem is a widely used concept both in popular language and in the social sciences. Not only have an enormous number of studies been published on the theme in the fields of psychology, sociology, and education, but numerous assessment techniques...
Psychometric Properties of the Spanish-Language Child Depression Inventory with Hispanic Children Who Are Secondary Victims of Domestic Violence
It is important to be aware of the problems of domestic violence and depression in the Puerto Rican population. Depression in teenagers has been associated with conflictive and dysfunctional families (Arzola-Colon, Gonzalez-Villanova, and Rosello,...
Quantitative and Qualitative Measures of Behavior in Adolescent Girls
Previous research has documented that social interactions are central to adolescents' experience (Hartup & Stevens, 1997; Youniss & Smollar, 1985). For adolescent girls in particular, as they age they perceive their relationships to be more...
Relationships between Parental Alcohol Abuse and Social Support, Peer Substance Abuse Risk and Social Support, and Substance Abuse Risk among South Korean Adolescents
Substance use among South Korean adolescents is prevalent, as it is in their counterparts in Western nations (Johnston, O'Malley, & Bachman, 2002). In South Korea, approximately 70% of middle and high school students report alcohol use, about 29%...
Self-Esteem and Health-Risk Behaviors among Turkish Late Adolescents
INTRODUCTION Self-esteem has been shown to be a significant personality variable in determining human behavior (Sanford & Donovan, 1984). It was viewed as a vital component of an adolescent's healthy development and successful transition to...
Trading Places: Adolescents as Teachers
"Freaky Friday" is a comedy film featuring Jamie Lee Curtis as the mother of an adolescent daughter who is played by Lindsay Lohan. The pair disagrees about nearly everything including fashion, men, and Lindsay's passion to join a rock band. One night...
Using Instant Messaging to Enhance the Interpersonal Relationships of Taiwanese Adolescents: Evidence from Quantile Regression Analysis
INTRODUCTION The use of Instant Messaging (IM) by teenagers is becoming increasingly popular, and has become an object of media attention (Grinter & Palen, 2002). According to the Pew Internet & American Life Project (2005), IM usage is...
Using Students' Weekly Diaries to Evaluate Positive Youth Development Programs: The Case of Project P.A.T.H.S. in Hong Kong
In the literature on prevention of youth problems (i.e., prevention science approach), the focus is on minimization or prevention of youth problems. While this is an important focus, there are views suggesting that this is a "pathological" approach...
Work Experience Effect on Idolatry and the Impulsive Buying Tendencies of Adolescents
Erikson's developmental theory (1963) depicts adolescence as a period of identity consolidation, and environmental demands, and opportunities associated with work could well continue formative experiences (Shanahan, Finch, Mortimer, & Ryu, 1991)....