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. 36, No. 142, Summer

Adolescents' Perceptions of Discipline within Intact Families and Stepfamilies
ABSTRACT This study examined adolescents' perceptions of discipline in intact families and stepfamilies. Forty-five adolescents, ranging in age from 15 to 19 years, completed the Adolescent Discipline Perception Survey (ADPS). They responded to...
Adolescents' Reactions to Hypothetical Peer Group Conversations: Evidence for an Imaginary Audience?
ABSTRACT The theory of adolescent egocentrism holds that early adolescents have a distorted understanding of self-other relations; because of flaws in the traditional methods used to assess adolescent egocentrism, this notion has never received...
Adolescent Suicidal Ideation
ABSTRACT Adolescent suicidal ideation and its relationship to other variables was tapped by a self-report questionnaire administered to 88 high school seniors. Eighteen percent responded positively to the statement "sometimes I feel suicidal." Those...
A Review of Teen-Tot Programs: Comprehensive Clinical Care for Young Parents and Their Children
ABSTRACT Comprehensive clinical programs for teenage mothers and their children, also known as teen-tot programs, have been a promising intervention to improve outcomes of teenage childbearing and parenting. However, much remains unknown regarding...
Body Weight, Self-Esteem, and Depression in Korean Female Adolescents
ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to examine whether body mass index (BMI) and perception of a body weight problem predict level of self-esteem and depression in Korean female adolescents. The sample consisted of 303 females, ranging in age...
Employment during Adolescence Is Associated with Depression, Inferior Relationships, Lower Grades, and Smoking
ABSTRACT A self-report questionnaire was administered to high school seniors to collect data on the psychological, behavioral, and social aspects of their lives. It was found that employment was associated with (1) greater depression; (2) inferior...
Examination of a Model of Multiple Sociocultural Influences on Adolescent Girls' Body Dissatisfaction and Dietary Restraint
ABSTRACT This study examined the perceived role of three types of sociocultural agents (peers, parents, and media) in influencing body dissatisfaction and dietary restraint in adolescent girls. Participants were 577 grade 10 girls from six schools...
Female Adolescent Friendship and Delinquent Behavior
ABSTRACT Young female offenders (n = 29) and female high school students (n. = 47) were compared in terms of delinquent behavior, and relationships with their best female friend and peer group. Young offenders exhibited significantly more delinquent...
Help-Seeking Attitudes among Israeli Adolescents
ABSTRACT This study investigated the willingness of Israeli adolescents to seek help for emotional and health problems, and their preference for various helping agents. Nearly fifteen hundred students in grades 7-12 participated in a comprehensive...
Internal Poverty and Teen Pregnancy
ABSTRACT The subjects for the present study were drawn from the female students who participated in the National Education Longitudinal Study (NELS) initial eighth-grade data collection. Adolescent females who later became pregnant were matched...
Mental Health Problems and Symptoms among Male Adolescents Attending a Teen Health Clinic
ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to examine the frequency and nature of mental health problems and symptoms among a group of 51 inner-city male adolescents attending a teen health clinic at a large county hospital in the southwestern part...
Parent, Peer, and Media Influences on Body Image and Strategies to Both Increase and Decrease Body Size among Adolescent Boys Ant) Girls
ABSTRACT This study investigated the nature of body image and body change strategies, as well as the sociocultural influences on these variables, among a group of 1,266 adolescents (622 males, 644 females). In particular, it investigated weight...
Parents' Attitudes and Expectations regarding Science Education: Comparisons among American, Chinese-American, and Chinese Families
ABSTRACT This study examined the differences in attitudes toward science education among American, Chinese-American, and Chinese parents and students. Parents' expectations for their high school children's science performance were also compared...
Predictors of Depression in Female Adolescents
ABSTRACT Depression during adolescence has been associated with a number of factors, including failure to individuate (Bios, 1968), insecure attachments (Armsden, McCauley, Greenberg, Burke, & Mitchell, 1990), negative parental representations,...
The Relationship between Adolescent Attitudes towards Authority, Self-Concept, and Delinquency
ABSTRACT Attitudes towards authority of youth and adults have been investigated in recent years in a number of Western countries. The present research focused on attitudes towards institutional authority among three groups of adolescents: nondelinquents,...