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. 42, No. 165, Spring

A Longitudinal Study on Transactional Relations between Parental Marital Distress and Adolescent Emotional Adjustment
INTRODUCTION Parents not only influence their children, but children also affect their parents. Although this so-called bidirectional point of view (e.g., Bell, 1968; Bell & Chapman, 1986) is widely acknowledged, most studies thusfar focus on...
An Empirical Study of Experiential Value and Lifestyles and Their Effects on Satisfaction in Adolescents: An Example Using Online Gaming
INTRODUCTION Since online gaming, as a global phenomenon, has become extremely popular among adolescents and young adults over recent years, it has become clear that these particular groups are fascinated by the concept and gain a great deal of...
Effective Group Work with Delinquents in Hong Kong
Training and educational activities in group work for delinquents are important rehabilitative services (Coman, Evans, & Burrows, 2002; Hayes & Schimmel, 1993; Page, Campbell, & Wilder, 1994). Their success tends to hinge on the premise...
Empowerment or Disempowerment? A Review of Youth Training Schemes for Non-Engaged Young People in Hong Hong
INTRODUCTION Jarring economic, labor market, and workplace transformations on a global scale have marked the past two decades. Public and academic discussions about these changes are dominated by themes such as the end of work, downsizing, and economic...
Identity as a Moderator of Gender Differences in the Emotional Closeness of Emerging Adults' Same- and Cross-Sex Friendships
Meeting closeness and intimacy needs (e.g., mutual empathy, love, and security) within relationships outside the family environment is an integral aspect of development (Sullivan, 1953), and these needs are commonly met through the formation of friendships....
Nexus Aliquis: In Pursuit of Efficacy, Resilience, and Full Potential
The fields of neurology and physics, along with nature itself provide profound insights into the essence of learning. From a neurological perspective, careful analysis of the manner by which nerves operate yields strong implications for effective learning....
Relations among Weight Control Behaviors and Eating Attitudes, Social Physique Anxiety, and Fruit and Vegetable Consumption in Turkish Adolescents
During adolescence, most young people experiment with both healthful and risky behaviors. Health-risk behaviors such as smoking, using drugs, drinking alcohol, and excessive dieting can contribute to nutritional deficits in adolescents (Jenkins &...
Rural Adolescent Aggression and Parental Emotional Support
The Surgeon General (2002) stated that youth violence is a pervasive problem of "epidemic proportions," demonstrating his increasing concern about adolescent aggression. This concern reflects changes in juvenile crime from 1984-1994 when juvenile arrests...
Setting Goals, Solving Problems, and Seeking Social Support: Developing Adolescents' Abilities through a Life Skills Program
It is during adolescence that precursors to problem behavior begin to be displayed (Danish, 1996; Hamburg, 1997). However, as patterns may not yet be firmly established, it is important to encourage adolescents to develop a positive future orientation...
The Motivations of Adolescents Who Are Addicted to Online Games: A Cognitive Perspective
The popularity of the Internet has profoundly influenced and infiltrated many aspects of human life. Even though it brings many kinds of conveniences, some negative effects are gradually emerging. Among them, "Internet addiction" is the most noticeable...
Validation of the Multiple Language Versions of the Hopkins Symptom Checklist-37 for Refugee Adolescents
INTRODUCTION During the last 20 years, there has been a substantial influx of immigrants and refugees to Europe (Eurostat, 2002). This has led to many more schools in Dutch and Belgian metropolitan areas providing education for children and adolescents...