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. 146, Summer

An Evaluation of the Construct of Body Image
Although early researchers conceptualized body image as being unidimensional, it is now considered to be, and is measured as, a multidimensional construct. However, the nature of these dimensions is unclear. Examples of dimensions are: perception,...
An Investigation of Age and Gender Differences in Physical Self-Concept among Turkish Late Adolescents
During the past decade, there has been a resurgence of interest in the self that has focused on the study of individual differences as well as developmental change. Much of this work can be subsumed under the rubric of the "self-concept," where...
Associations between Adolescent-Mother and Adolescent-Best Friend Interactions
Numerous studies have documented associations between the quality of children's relationships with their parents and their peer interaclions. For example, children and adolescents who were securely attached to their parents were more socially competent,...
Changes in the Parental Bond and the Well-Being of Adolescents and Young Adults
INTRODUCTION Parental Bond According to studies from various countries, the vast majority of adolescents maintain a good relationship with their parents (Offer et al., 1988; Steinberg, 1990). After adolescence, adult children also usually...
College Women: Eating Behaviors and Help-Seeking Preferences
More and more women are struggling with eating disorders, and they are doing so at younger and younger ages, often starting at puberty (Bruch, 1981; Garner & Garfinkel, 1980; Mitchell & Eckert, 1987; Shisslak, Crago, Neal, & Swain, 1987;...
Correlates of Adolescent Pregnancy in la Paz, Bolivia: Findings from a Quantitative-Qualitative Study
Adolescence is a transitional period characterized by opportunities for healthful development as well as risks for adverse health and social outcomes. It is now widely recognized that an adolescent's prospects for healthful development are influenced...
Perceptions of Autonomy Support, Parent Attachment, Competence and Self-Worth as Predictors of Motivational Orientation and Academic Achievement: An Examination of Sixth- and Ninth-Grade Regular Education Students
A growing body of literature supports an association between students' motivation and socializing agents (i.e., parents and teachers). Specifically, numerous studies have shown that students' perceptions of positive relationships with parents and...
Suicide and Prostitution among Street Youth: A Qualitative Analysis
In recent years, increasing attention has been paid to the problem of street youth suicide in the research literature. Most studies report a suicide attempt rate for that population between 20% and 40% (Adlaf& Zdanowicz, 1999; Greene & Ringwalt,...
The Impact of Parental Attachment and Supervision on Fear of Crime among Adolescent Males
Despite recent reports that the crime rate has decreased, even among juveniles (Federal Bureau of Investigation, 2000), the general public has the impression that violence is rampant. Until very recently, the study of fear of criminal victimization,...
The Relationship between Personality, Anger Expression, and Perceived Family Control among Incarcerated Male Juveniles
The Occurrence of Delinquency Since 1927, the U.S. Children's Bureau has circulated estimates on the prevalence of juvenile offenders within the United States. In the 1930s the estimate was 200,000; in 1950, the number was 450,000; by 1966 the...
The Relationship between Positive Parental Involvement and Identity Achievement during Adolescence
The present study explored the role of parental support and monitoring in the development of identity during adolescence. The hypotheses proposed were derived from a combination of literature on parenting, identity formation, and individuation in...
The Relationship of Gender and Achievement to Future Outlook among African American Adolescents
Current trends in the academic performance of African American adolescents are an area of concern among educators. Recent studies suggest that African American adolescents are at heightened risk for remedial instruction, school suspension, course...
Using a Psychoeducational Approach to Increase the Self-Esteem of Adolescents at High Risk for Dropping Out
Over 10% of white adolescents, 15% of African-American adolescents, and 35% of Hispanic adolescents drop out of school (U.S. Department of Commerce, 1995). In addition, Kelly (1963) contends that many young adolescents continue to attend school...
Youth Suicide Risk and Sexual Orientation
Smith and Crawford (1986) studied suicide intent among 313 Midwestern high school students. Of the 62% who reported some degree of suicidal ideation or intent, 8.4% had actually made an attempt. Given the nonclinical sample, this percentage is alarmingly...