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. 35, No. 139, Fall

Adolescents' Knowledge and Beliefs about Pregnancy: The Impact of "Enabl"
ABSTRACT Finding effective ways to prevent adolescent pregnancy is a concern of public health officials, educators, social workers, parents, and legislators. Numerous programs exist, but there is debate as to whether it is the specific program itself...
A Journey toward Womanhood: Effects of an Afrocentric Approach to Pregnancy Prevention among African-American Adolescent Females
ABSTRACT A Journey Toward Womanhood is an Afrocentric pregnancy prevention program for adolescent females developed by Sisterhood Agenda in Durham, North Carolina. In the present study, 33 past participants in the program were compared with 32 nonparticipants....
Depression, Self-Esteem, Loneliness, and Social Support among Adolescent Mothers Participating in the New Parents Project
ABSTRACT The purpose of this pilot study was to examine levels of depression, self-esteem, loneliness, and social support, and the relationships between these variables, among adolescent mothers participating in the New Parents Project (formerly...
Emotional Abuse of the Child
Very little has been published on the subject of emotional abuse as differentiated from physical or sexual abuse. This timely book helps clear up much of the confusion (among both professionals and the public), particularly in the area of child abuse....
Family Problems and Youth Unemployment
ABSTRACT This study attempted to determine the extent to which family and personal characteristics relate to the employment situation of adolescents. Data were drawn from the Utrecht Study of Adolescent Development (USAD), which investigated, longitudinally,...
Forensic Evaluations of Adolescents: Psychosocial and Clinical Considerations
ABSTRACT The forensic evaluation of an adolescent who has been arrested or is facing adjudication has important ramifications for the youth's present and future welfare. This paper reviews the knowledge base pertinent to forensic evaluations of...
Gender Differences in Adolescents' Behavior during Conflict Resolution Tasks with Best Friends
ABSTRACT This study examined gender differences in adolescents' behavior during conflict resolution tasks with their best friends. It also examined gender differences in adolescents' descriptions of those friendships. Thirty-nine adolescents were...
Gender Differences in Psychosocial Risk Factors among Slovenian Adolescents
ABSTRACT This study investigated psychosocial risk factors in adolescents and assessed gender differences in the frequency of their occurrence. A specially designed questionnaire, which included validated scales for the evaluation of depression...
Maternal and Paternal Parenting during Adolescence: Forecasting Early Adult Psychosocial Adjustment
ABSTRACT This study investigated the relationship of maternal and paternal parenting behavior (acceptance and firm control) during adolescence to four domains of early adult functioning (internalizing problems, externalizing problems, prosocial...
Problem Drinking in the Family and Youth Suicide
ABSTRACT Drawing from the work of Danigelis (1983), the present research put forth a theory of chronic stress to further our understanding of the processes related to suicide among 10- to 14-year-olds. Specifically, the relationship between problematic...
The Relationship between Psychosocial Factors and Condom Use among African-American Adolescents
ABSTRACT The present investigation explored the relationship between psychosocial factors and condom use by African-American adolescents. Two hundred twenty-nine males, aged 14 to 19 years, responded to a health behavior survey that gathered information...
Thought Recognition, Locus of Control, and Adolescent Well-Being
ABSTRACT This paper reviews the underlying assumptions and principles of a new psychological paradigm, Psychology of Mind/Health Realization (POM/HR). A core concept of POM/HR, thought recognition, is then compared with locus of control (LOC), a...
Urban Female Teenagers' Perceptions of Medical Communication
ABSTRACT Although it is clear that health care must be age-appropriate to be effective, little is known about the care-related preferences of adolescent females. The purpose of this study, therefore, was to examine teenagers' preferences in regard...
Youth Dating Violence
ABSTRACT Adolescents' responses to the Youth Dating Violence Survey have previously been documented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (1996). The present study on dating violence examined the responses of thirty-seven adolescents...
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