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. 28, No. 112, Winter

Adolescent Affective Aggression: An Intervention Model
Although we see, hear, and read about the aggressive nature of our society on a daily basis, the alarming statistics on aggressive behavior by our nation's youth bring the problem into focus. Over 41 million aggressive crimes were reported in the United...
Adolescent Runaways and Family Strife: A Conflict-Induced Differentiation Framework
Each year hundreds of thousands of American youth run away from home, leaving their families for life on the streets. While running away may temporarily fulfill a desire by some for adventure, life on the streets often brings exploitation and risk (Hartmann,...
Adoption as an Option for Unmarried Pregnant Teens
INTRODUCTION In the United States, adolescent pregnancy and child rearing is recognized as a contemporary health and social problem because of its sustained high rate compared to other developed nations, and its association with other social ills such...
Correlates of Suicidal Ideation in French-Canadian Adolescents: Personal Variables, Stress, and Social Support
Following an alarming rise in suicide rates during the past few decades, it now ranks among the major causes of death in the Province of Quebec (Charron, 1981). Rates for adolescents in particular have increased (National Task Force on Suicide in Canada,...
Death as Portrayed to Adolescents through Top 40 Rock and Roll Music
INTRODUCTION The influence of popular media in American culture has been widely studied (e.g., Wartella & Reeves, 1985). In particular, rock and roll music is one of the many elements of popular media to be analyzed as an integral part of society...
Father's Unemployment and Adolescent's Self-Concept
Many studies have focused on the impact of unemployment on workers as individuals (e.g., Brenner 1973; Dooley & Catalano 1978), but few have assessed the impact of unemployment on family members or on their relationships. Recent studies of the "hidden...
Gender Differences in the Expression of Depressive Symptoms in Middle Adolescents: An Extension of Earlier Findings
Epidemiological studies in Western culture consistently report a higher rate of unipolar depression for females than males (e.g., Baron & Perron, 1986; Nolen-Hoeksema, 1987). Based on research demonstrating that expression of depressive symptomatology...
Middle Adolescents' Views of War and American Military Involvement in the Persian Gulf
On January 16, 1991, the United States, with the concurrence of the United Nations and the support of several allies, began armed hostilities against the Iraqi army of Saddam Hussein. The justification for the U.S.-led action was that it was in response...
Occupational Identity Development, School Performance, and Social Support in Adolescence: Findings of a Dutch Study
INTRODUCTION According to Erikson (1968), the most important developmental task in adolescence is the formation of an identity. Marcia's (1966) identity status model is held to be the major elaboration of Erikson's views on identity formation in adolescence...
Perceptions of Parental Control and the Development of Indecision among Late Adolescent Females
Research indicates that parental authority may have an impact on the academic performance of children (Dornbusch, Ritter, Leiderman, Roberts, & Froleigh, (1987), adolescent development of autonomy (Pardeck & Pardeck, 1990), and prosocial values...
Psychosocial Correlates of Adolescent Drug Involvement
INTRODUCTION Substance abuse has the identifying characteristics of other major diseases: it is primary, chronic, treatable, and can be fatal if not treated. Treatment of substance abuse also parallels treatment strategies of other major diseases; treatment...
Risk Factors Associated with Completed Suicide in Latino Adolescents
Since 1960 the adolescent suicide rate has more than tripled, making suicide now the second leading cause of death among teenagers, after automobile accidents. Specifically, between 1960 and 1988, the suicide rate for teenagers 15 to 19 years of age...
Risk Factors for Adolescent Suicidal Behavior: Loss, Insufficient Familial Support, and Hopelessness
The precipitous increase in the adolescent suicide rate over the past three decades has been well documented (Berger & Thompson, 1991; Den Houter, 1981). This rapid rise has led to much research aimed at determining high-risk groups and predictors...
Spanning the Gender Gap: Gender Differences in Delinquency among Inner-City Adolescents
Currently, there is considerably controversy over the adequacy of current theories about female deviance (Smith & Paternoster, 1987). Most theories of deviance were developed and tested exclusively with males. Consequently, some scholars have argued...
Student-Faculty Informal Interaction and the Effect on College Student Outcomes: A Review of the Literature
An underlying assumption for many in American higher education is that there is a relationship between student and faculty that extends beyond formal interaction. Educationally, the notion seems sound. The value of college transcends the transmission...
Therapeutic Enhancement of Predictive Skills
INTRODUCTION Many adolescent mothers have difficulty envisioning their future relationship with their infants as developmental skills consolidate because the adolescent is simultaneously in the process of negotiating her own developmental challenges....
Toward a New Understanding of Early Menarche: The Role of Environmental Stress in Pubertal Timing
The transition into adolescence is considered to be a significant developmental period as this life stage brings with it numerous biological, cognitive, and social changes (Conger, 1984). Typically, the onset of puberty has been viewed as a marker for...
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