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. 166, Summer

An Investigation of Taiwanese Early Adolescents' Self-Evaluations concerning the Big 6 Information Problem-Solving Approach
INTRODUCTION In an information society, all people should have the right to information which meets a wide range of personal needs (American Library Association ALA, 1989). People must be information literate, and to do so, a person must be able...
Cognitive and Social Influences on Gang Involvement among Delinquents in Three Chinese Cities
Involvement in gang activities is a critical factor in the continuation and escalation of crime and delinquency among youth (Hill et al., 1999). In China, researchers have held that gang involvement is substantially responsible for the growth of youth...
Differences in Intelligence between Nondelinquent and Dropout Delinquent Adolescents
The Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC; Wechsler, 1974, 1976) is a frequently used instrument for the evaluation of intelligence. A comparison using the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Revised (WISC-R) and its new version, the...
Effects of Appearance-Related Testing on Ethnically Diverse Adolescent Girls
Adolescents rank teasing and bullying as greater problems than racism, AIDS, or alcohol. Keltner et al. (2001) defined teasing as "an intentional provocation accompanied by off-record markers that together comment on something relevant to the target"...
Feeling the Beat: The Meaning of Rap Music for Ethnically Diverse Midwestern College Students-A Phenomenological Study
Over the past two decades rap music has exploded onto the music scene and become one of the most popular and controversial music genres in America. In 2003 the number-one selling artist, according to Billboard Records, was the former drug dealer and...
How Instant Messaging Affects the Satisfaction of Virtual Interpersonal Behavior of Taiwan Junior High School Students
INTRODUCTION Many people regard the Internet as an essential part of their daily lives--to perform such tasks as gathering information, shopping, finding entertainment, and for discussions with other users (AmichaiHamburger, 2002; Amichai-Hamburger,...
Peer Group Membership and a Sense of Belonging: Their Relationship to Adolescent Behavior Problems
Human beings are social animals; they mature over a long period in dyadic, small group, and other group contexts. Thus, it is not surprising that a growing body of evidence suggests that people are healthier and happier when they experience social...
Psychosocial Factors Associated with Reports of Physical Dating Violence among U.S. Adolescent Females
INTRODUCTION Increasingly, over the past fifteen years, dating violence among adolescents has emerged as a growing public health concern. While the first article on late teen courtship violence appeared in 1981 (Makepeace, 1981), a current search...
Social Isolation, Psychological Health, and Protective Factors in Adolescence
INTRODUCTION Adolescence is a unique developmental period. It is a time characterized by a strong desire for independence combined with an increased need for social support from peers. One of the strongest indicators of psychological health in adolescents...
Unique Pathways to Resilience across Cultures
Early conceptualizations of resilience identified mostly individual, or individually mediated factors, that were associated with positive outcomes (Anthony, 1987; Kaplan, 1999). A healthful temperament, psychological well-being, and a safe and nurturing...
Validation of the Adolescent Concerns Measure (ACM): Evidence from Exploratory and Confirmatory Factor Analysis
Some early researchers have argued that adolescence is a period of heightened "storm and stress" and that it is universal and inevitable (e.g., Hall, 1904). Anthropologists, led by Margaret Mead (1928), opposed this view by describing non-Western cultures...