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. 37, No. 145, Spring

Adolescent Psychosocial Maturity and Alcohol Use: Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis of Longitudinal Data
One of the most common types of risk-taking behavior among adolescents in the Western world is the use of alcohol, which has been shown to be related to car accidents, drug abuse, unwanted sexual experience, delinquency, and violence (e.g., Boyd,...
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Adolescents' Parent and Peer Relationships
High school seniors (N = 89) from a suburban private high school were administered a comprehensive questionnaire to determine differences between adolescents who rated the quality of their parent and peer relationships as high or low. Adolescents...
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Child Sexual Abuse: Offenders, Disclosure, and School-Based Initiatives
The sexual abuse of children is a serious problem, although its extent can only be estimated since it is the most underreported form of child abuse (Finkelhor, 1984). Vogeltanz, Wilsnack, and Harris (1999) noted that in a sample 1,099 women, the...
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Differences between Students' Estimated and Attained Grades in a First-Year Introductory Psychology Course as a Function of Identity Development
It has long been known that a discrepancy typically exists between students' perceptions, or estimates, of their chances of success in a university-level course and their final grades in that course (Falchikov & Baud, 1989). Prohaska (1994),...
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Difficulties and Coping Strategies of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean Immigrant Students
In 1999, there were approximately 10.9 million Asians in the United States (U.S. Bureau of the Census, 2000), and it is expected that Asians will number 20 million by the year 2020 (Ong & Hee, 1993). In terms of specific ethnic groups, 24% are...
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Evaluating the Success of Caucasian Fathers in Guiding Adolescents
A generation ago fathers were characterized as the "forgotten contributors to child development" (Lamb, 1975). The dominant view then was to consider fathers as responsible for influencing children in four ways. First, they were expected to be the...
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Profile of Problem Children from a Rural County in Indiana
In order to better understand problem children and adolescents, professionals working with these children in a rural county in Indiana were individually interviewed. In this report, the interview questions are presented with the respective responses...
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Relationship between Poverty and Health among Adolescents
Despite a commitment by the Canadian government to eliminate child poverty, the rate of poverty among children and adolescents remains at nearly 20% (Centre for International Statistics, 1994, 1995). The individual and societal implications of this...
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Sources of Support and Psychological Distress among Academically Successful Inner-City Youth
Adolescence is a time of normative developmental stress, but for students living in urban environments and attending inner-city public schools, the developmental challenges of adolescence can be complicated by multiple stressors (Dryfoos, 1990)....
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Talking about the Silent Fear: Adolescents' Experiences of Violence in an Urban High-Rise Community
Children in America today are experiencing and being exposed to a greater degree of violence than past generations. Homicide is the second leading cause of death for persons 15 to 24 years of age and is the leading cause of death for African Americans...
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The Relationship between Reading Beauty and Fashion Magazines and the Use of Pahtogenic Dieting Methods among Adolescent Females
Recent research suggests that as many as two-thirds of all high school females are either on a diet or planning to start one (French, Perry, Leon, & Fulkerson, 1995; Garner & Kearney-Cooke, 1996; Story, Neumark-Sztainer, Sherwood, Stang,...
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The Relationship between STD Locus of Control and STD Acquisition among Adolescent Girls
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) represent one of the leading public health problems for adolescent girls, their partners, and their neonates (Institute of Medicine, 1997). Concern has been raised about the lack of control adolescent girls and...
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