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. 147, Fall

Adolescent Mother's Depression after the Birth of Their Babies: Weathering the Storm
INTRODUCTION Adolescent motherhood continues to be a common and complex phenomenon in the Western world, accounting for almost 500,000 births annually in the United States (Ventura, Curtin, & Mathews, 2000). Although the U.S. birth rate for...
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Aggressive Adolescents Benefit from Massage Therapy
Aggressive behavior among adolescents has become a major public health problem (Human Capital Incentive, 1997; Centers for Disease Control, 2001). Despite the recent reduction in youth violence and homicide rates occurring after 1994, these rates...
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Are High School Students Accurate or Clueless in Estimating Substance Use among Peers?
Results from the National Youth Risk Behavior Survey confirm that cocaine, marijuana, and cigarette use among high school students consistently increased during the 1990s. Half of students surveyed in 1999 said that they had at least one drink of...
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Body Piercing, Tattooing, Self-Esteem, and Body Investment in Adolescent Girls
Tattooing and body piercing have become increasingly prevalent in popular culture over the last 30 years (Featherstone, 1999; Sweetman, 1999). Such practices are considered forms of body modification along with branding, cutting, binding, inserting...
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Changes over Time in Teenage Sexual Relationships: Comparing the High School Class of 1950, 1975, and 2000
Much of the research from the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s has suggested that young persons' sexual attitudes and behaviors have become more liberal over time. A number of studies have found that premarital sex became much more acceptable (Coles &...
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Close Online Relationships in a National Sample of Adolescents
Surveys indicate that large numbers of youths use the Internet to communicate with others (Roberts et al., 1999; Rosenbaum et al., 2000). As Internet use has expanded among young people, there has been much speculation and some anxiety about the...
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Convergent Validity in Objective Measures of Identity Status: Implications for Identity Status Theory
The concept of identity has been under wide conceptual and empirical study for more than half a century. Erikson (1950) introduced identity development as the primary psychosocial task of adolescence. In the years since, identity has been expanded...
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Factors Influencing Adolescents' Decisions to Engage in Risk-Taking Behavior
Adolescents seek to develop their own identity, opinions, and values (Miller, 1989). For adolescents, given the freedom to experiment, this stage also entails taking some risks. When adolescents take risks, the consequences can be negative: car...
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Family Transitions during the Adolescent Transition: Implications for Parenting
Studies investigating family transitions in childhood have consistently found that youngsters in single-parent households experience a decrease in behavioral control and parental warmth immediately following the marital disruption (Hetherington,...
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Intra-And Intercultural Comparisons of the Personality Profiles of Medical Students in Argentina and the United States
Cross-cultural studies on psychosocial factors that can influence medical students' and physicians' performance are scarce, despite the consensus among medical educators that psychosocial attributes are among the multiple facets of physicians' clinical...
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Parental Enabling Attitudes and Locus of Control of At-Risk and Honors Students
Concerns about at-risk youth and the national dropout rate have existed for decades. Parents, teachers, and researchers have sought greater understanding of the causes of academic underachievement in hopes of identifying an effective course of prevention....
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The Relationship of Depression to Health Risk Behaviors and Health Perceptions in Korean College Students
High rates of health risk behaviors such as cigarette smoking and alcohol consumption among adolescents have been reported, and these behaviors may extend into adulthood (Albright, 1999). Alcohol is the most widely used drug in the United States...
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Vocal Behavior in the Dyadic Interactions of Preadolescent and Early Adolescent Friends and Acquaintances
An increasing number of studies are concerned with the extent to which the vocal behavior of pairs of individuals in conversational interactions with each other shows mutual vocal coordination or entrainment. Most of these studies have involved...
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