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. 164, Winter

Biological Knowledge Is More Tentative Than Physics Knowledge: Taiwan High School Adolescents' Views about the Nature of Biology and Physics
INTRODUCTION Many psychologists assert that students' beliefs about the nature of knowledge (their epistemological beliefs), are essential to their learning process (Bendixen, Dunkle, & Schraw, 1993; Hofer & Pintrich, 1997; Hofer, 2001)....
Bullying in Elementary School, High School, and College
Research on bullying began in Europe in the 1970s, led by Dan Olweus (1978), who continues to be the foremost international authority on bullying. To date, almost all research on bullying done internationally and in the United States has focused on...
Collectivists' Contingency and Autonomy as Predictors of Buffet Preferences among Taiwanese Adolescents
Change of economic structure and social trends directly or indirectly affect dietary habits. More and more consumers expect to access quick, hygienic, delicious, and inexpensive food (Chen, 1997). In recent years, all-you-can-eat buffet has become...
Environmental Influences on Risk Taking among Hong Kong Young Dance Partygoers
Attending rave parties or discos (hereafter referred to as "the dance party") has appeared to be a risk factor for drug abuse and other risky behavior by young people (Forsyth & Barnard, 1997). Attendance seems to expose them to influences of certain...
Motor Coordination and Intelligence Level in Adolescents
INTRODUCTION To successfully perform a variety of motor skills used in everyday life we must coordinate movements of different body parts. The number of combinations of movements we can perform with individual body parts is extremely high (Magill,...
Parents' and Teachers' Perceptions of Adolescent Storm and Stress: Relations with Parenting and Teaching Styles
REVIEW OF THE PROBLEM Even though researchers have suggested that less than 10% of families with adolescents experience serious relationship difficulties (Holmbeck, 1996) and that only 15-30% of adolescents experience serious developmental difficulties,...
Paternal/maternal Attachment, Peer Support, Social Expectations of Peer Interaction, and Depressive Symptoms
Recent research on depression has articulated a cognitive-interpersonal approach in order to conceptualize depression in adulthood and childhood. According to this model of depression, lack of security may create enduring vulnerabilities to depression...
Personal Conceptions of Intelligence, Self-Esteem, and School Achievement in Italian and Portuguese Students
Motivation and Learning Considerable evidence in the literature demonstrates how scholastic achievement depends on the reciprocal enhancement of students' cognitive abilities and emotional-motivational attributes. When there is a disfunctional pattern...
Prevalence of Bulimic Behaviors and Trends in Eating Attitudes among Turkish Late Adolescents
Subclinical forms of eating disorders have been investigated in terms of eating attitudes and behaviors (Button & Whitehouse, 1981; King 1989). Recently, Wichstrom (1995) described the importance of such research to determine potential causes of...
Teachers' Modeling Advantage and Their Modeling Effects on College Students' Learning Styles and Occupational Stereotypes: A Case of Collaborative Teaching in Technical Courses
Hospitality has been a mainstream service industry in the 21st century. It is also designated as the target industry by the Taiwanese government. Higher education in the hospitality field in Taiwan is managed by the system of vocational education and...
Why Do Adolescents Use Drugs? A Common Sense Explanatory Model from the Social Actor's Perspective
INTRODUCTION Several authors have attempted to explain drug use debut in teenagers. Petraitis, Flay, and Miller (1995) proposed a conceptual model that includes three kinds of influences: (1) cultural and attitudinal, such as public policy and social...