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. 39, No. 156, Winter

Acceptance of and Engagement in Risky Driving Behaviors by Teenagers
INTRODUCTION In the United States, teenagers drive less than other age groups except for the very oldest group, yet their number of accidents and fatalities is disproportionately high. The accident rate per mile for 16- to 19-year-olds is four times...
Adolescent Loneliness Assessment
Feelings of loneliness are here considered as deficiencies in systems of interpersonal interaction. Weiss (1973) made a distinction between loneliness due to emotional isolation and loneliness due to social isolation. Emotional isolation appears in...
Adolescents' Psychological Health and Experiences with Unwanted Sexual Behavior at School
Previous research suggests that sexual harassment at school can have significant negative effects on adolescents' well-being (Stein, Marshall, & Tropp, 1993; Larkin, 1994). In a study involving grades 7 to 12 in a stratified random sample of Alberta...
Anger and Aggression among Filipino Students
Highly publicized school shootings and other violence, particularly in the United States, have increased public concern regarding student aggression. This has stimulated research on the origins, prevalence, and consequences of antisocial behavior among...
Black, Hispanic, and White American Mothers of Adolescents: Construction of a National Standard
Lifestyles that reflect cultural diversity in the United States are perceived as confirmation of the national capacity to accept and encourage differences. Consequently, most researchers examine parenting in the context of subcultures without examining...
Coping Attitudes, Sources, and Practices among Black and Latino College Students
Blacks and Latinos represent 11% and 9.3%, respectively, of all students in higher education in the United States. This trend has steadily risen since 1976, but is relatively low when considering the enrollment rates of other racial groups, with the...
Experiences of Being Homeless or at Risk of Being Homeless among Canadian Youths
Background The Canadian Council on Social Development in a survey conducted in 1987 found that almost 12% of those in homeless shelters were under the age of 16 (cited in Casavant, 1999a). It is important to understand the phenomena of homelessness...
Multicultural Education: Israeli and German Adolescents' Knowledge and Views regarding the Holocaust
This article offers a unique case study of multicultural education and relations. Multicultural education is defined as "education, usually formal, in which two or more cultures are involved" (Ekstrand, 1997, p. 345) Multicultural education is linked...
Older Adolescents' Positive Attitudes toward Younger Adolescents as Sexual Partners
During the last decade in Norway, the mean age at sexual initiation has dropped one year for females (to 16.7 years) and 6 months for males (to 18 years), and the number of early initiators has risen (Pedersen & Samuelsen, 2003). A wide array of...
Paternal Absence and International Migration: Stressors and Compensators Associated with the Mental Health of Mexican Teenagers of Rural Origin
Studies have reported that labor migration from Mexico to the United States is a dynamic process that has an economic and social basis in the structures of both the communities of origin and those of migrants' destination. This process is perpetuated...
Perceptions of Present, Ideal, and Future Lives among Chinese Adolescents Experiencing Economic Disadvantage
Despite the growing problem of poverty in the global context, there has been little research on adolescents experiencing economic disadvantage. As Jessor (1993) commented, "neither research nor theory in the adolescent field has had much to say about...
Psychosocial Correlates of Substance Use Behaviors among African American Youth
While most youth live within reasonably constructive social settings and experience nominal stress, a significant number are at risk for adverse outcomes (Collins & Repinski, 1994; Jessor, 1998). Individual-level variables (e.g., gender and age)...
Taiwanese Adolescents' Perceptions and Attitudes regarding the Internet: Exploring Gender Differences
INTRODUCTION Undoubtedly, adolescents have become one of the major groups using the Internet. Most adolescents not only have considerable experience using it, but also have their own personal Internet-related equipment for participating in many...

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