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. 144, Winter

Academic Goals, Achievement and Age at First Sexual Intercourse: Longitudinal, Bidirectional Influences
Approximately 22% of females and 27% of males have had intercourse by age 15, and about 76% and 85%, respectively, by age 19 (Alan Guttmacher Institute, 1998). Many factors have been linked to the early onset of sexual activity among adolescents, such...
Adolescents' Academic Expectations and Achievement
Individuals who possess a college degree are still at a greater advantage than those who do not in terms of earnings (Hecker, 1998) and employment rates (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1999). Therefore, understanding the factors related to increased academic...
Assimilation and Ethnic Boundaries: Israeli Students' Attitudes toward Soviet Immigrants
INTRODUCTION Theoretical Framework Since 1990 there has been mass immigration to Israel from the former Soviet Union, many of the immigrants school age. The present study examined the attitudes of Israeli students toward new Soviet immigrants,...
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Korean Juvenile Delinquents
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is characterized by inattention, hyperactivity, impulsivity, and cognitive, behavioral, and emotional deficits. ADHD is also closely related to learning disabilities, lack of self-control, and social...
Conflict Behaviors and Their Relationship to Popularity
Conflict is an inescapable feature of every human relationship and can lead to constructive as well as destructive outcomes (Deutsch, 1994). Conflict, when managed constructively, is a necessary and positive condition for the development and growth...
Drug Use Patterns among High School Athletes and Nonathletes
Drug use by athletes has made newspaper headlines, sport governing body rulebooks, and doctors' waiting rooms on a regular basis. Despite this, the relationship between drug use and participation in athletics is not yet a clear one. On one hand, it...
Early Puberty in African-American Girls: Nutrition Past and Present
Considerable research has been conducted on the changes that take place during puberty. Among girls, psychiatric risks have been found to be associated with early onset. Hayward et al. (1997) associated early puberty with disturbed body image, scholastic...
Family Environment as a Predictor of Adolescent Delinquency
Delinquency, such as school misbehavior, drug usage, and weapon carrying, is a disturbing issue confronting adolescents, parents, and teachers alike. It is estimated that in the United States, 1,234 youths run away from home and 2,255 teenagers drop...
Family, Personality, and Social Risk Factors Impacting the Retention Rates of First-Year Hispanic and Anglo College Students
Late adolescence can be characterized as a period in which individuals seek to achieve a psychological sense of autonomy from their parents by successfully addressing a number of key tasks (Adams, Montemayor, & Gullotta, 1996; Modell, Furstenberg,...
Frontal Lobe Functioning in Adolescents with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Attention deficit disorders affect three to five percent of school-aged children (DSM-IV, American Psychiatric Association, 1994). The diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is relatively unambiguous. Typically, ADHD diagnosis...
Gender, Religion, and Adolescent Patterns of Self-Disclosure in the Divided Society of Northern Ireland
Since the pioneering studies by Jourard (1961, 1964), the phenomenon of self-disclosure has received enormous attention from researchers, such that the literature in this area is now voluminous. As Tardy and Dindia (1997), in their review of the field,...
Racial and Gender Differences in Weight Status and Dietary Practices among College Students
Research indicates that postsecondary students do not engage in healthful dietary practices (Dinger & Waigandt, 1997; Hampl & Betts, 1995; Haberman & Luffey, 1998; Tavelli, Beerman, Schultz, & Heiss, 1998; Johnson, Solomon, & Core,...
Shame and Guilt and Their Relationship to Positive Expectations and Anger Expressiveness
Recent research has distinguished two separate, but related, affective processes: guilt and shame. Guilt and shame bear significant resemblance to one another in that each are dysphoric affects and involve varied self-attributions, and both are believed...
Tobacco Use among High School Athletes and Nonathletes: Results of the 1997 Youth Risk Behavior Survey
INTRODUCTION Conventional wisdom has it that participation in high school athletic programs positively influences adolescent health-related behavior. Coaches, athletic administrators, the mass media, and the general public often assert that interscholastic...

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