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. 41, No. 162, Summer

Dropout Policies and Trends for Students with and without Disabilities
Reducing the number of high school dropouts has been a major challenge facing public education (Phelan, 1987). Former President Bush initiated federal legislation establishing a national goal of 90% high school graduation rate by the year 2000 while...
Ethnic Differences in Adolescents' Mental Distress, Social Stress, and Resources
INTRODUCTION Studies, using the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-IV ([DSM-IV] American Psychiatric Association [APA], 1994) criteria, estimated that about 15-28% of adolescents would experience depression at least once before...
Experiences of School Bullying in Northern Ireland: Data from the Life and Times Survey
Despite theoretical and methodological issues surrounding the exploration of bully/victim problems, the international literature on the subject has reached a stage whereby it is possible to explore the nature, prevalence, and correlates of such problems...
Peer Groups and Substance Use: Examining the Direct and Interactive Effect of Leisure Activity
The peer group is the center of the adolescent life-world. Adolescents spend more time with their peers than they do with their parents or alone (Csikszentmihalyi & Larson, 1984; Savin-Williams & Berent, 1990). The emergence of international,...
Psychological Well-Being in Adolescence: The Contribution of Interpersonal Relations and Experience of Being Alone
INTRODUCTION From the very origins of psychology, adolescence has been considered a difficult stage in the process of development into adulthood. It has been seen as a period of crisis characterized by profound change. In recent times some empirical...
Suicide Attempts among Adolescent Mexican American Students Enrolled in Special Education Classes
The number of suicides in the United States exceeds the number of homicides. In the year 2000, 16,765 homicides and 29,350 suicides were reported (as cited in Price, Thompson, & Drake, 2004). A successful suicide rate for adolescents between 15...
The Effects of Sports Participation on Young Adolescents' Emotional Well-Being
Exercise and sports participation has been established as an important factor in reducing the risk of many physical problems such as cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, and obesity (Schiffman, 1994). Current research suggests that sustained...
The Relationship between Childhood Sexual Abuse and Sexual Health Practices of Homeless Adolescents
Many adolescents who experience childhood sexual abuse suffer short- and long-term negative outcomes such as depression, low self-esteem, substance abuse, inappropriate sexual behavior, poor social relationships, self-destructive behavior, and runaway...
Tobacco Consumption and Motives for Use in Mexican University Students
INTRODUCTION Tobacco consumption is one of the main preventable causes of death worldwide. It is one of the most important substance abuse problems and is also associated with increased risk of various types of cancer. The World Health Organization...
Violence and Minority Youth: The Effects of Risk and Asset Factors on Fighting among African American Children and Adolescents
In response to social, psychological, and physiological challenges of childhood and adolescence, youth often experience increased stress and become involved in dysfunctional behavior, which increases health and safety risks. Fighting is one of the...
Xenophobia, Ethnic Community, and Immigrant Youths' Friendship Network Formation
Xenophobia, ethnic community, and immigrant youths' friendship network formation are associated with the provision of social support, access to support, physiological responses, psychosocial development, health behaviors, and health status across the...