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. 30, No. 120, Winter

Adolescent Depressed Mood, Reports of Suicide Attempts, and Asking for Help
Studies of normal adolescent populations indicate that many experience biological, physiological, and social changes (Conger & Peterson, 1984; Simmons, Burgenson, Carlton-Ford, & Blyth, 1987) without any major psychological or emotional problems...
Adolescent Identity Exploration: A Test of Erikson's Theory of Transitional Crisis
According to Erikson, exploration is at the heart of the adolescent transition. In his words, exploration is the identity crisis, although crises are not necessarily acute or severe (Erikson, 1959). The remaking of personal identity, which is necessary...
Adolescents Calling a Peer-Listening Phone Service: Variations in Calls by Gender, Age, and Season of the Year
INTRODUCTION Adolescent health care providers spend a large amount of time getting to know the consumers they serve. While developing a relationship with adolescents, topics considered to be important by either the adolescent or the professional can...
A School-Based Anger Management Program for Developmentally and Emotionally Disabled High School Students
Since Novaco (1975) developed a cognitive-behavioral conceptualization of anger, several practitioners (Feindler, Marriott, & Iwata, 1984; Feindler & Ecton, 1986; Feindler, 1991; Goldstein & Glick, 1987) have made use of a cognitive-behavioral...
Changes in the Telephone Calling Patterns of Adolescent Girls
INTRODUCTION Each new era produces its share of folk wisdom or common knowledge that has not been subjected to scientific verification. A phenomenon that is commonly believed to be a part of the shifting pattern of adolescent behavior is the rate at...
Children's and Adolescents' Awareness of the Physical and Mental Health Risks Associated with Tattooing: A Focus Group Study
Recent research demonstrates that tattoos or body marking practices are increasingly prevalent among adolescents. Many of these tattoos are self-administered or are obtained from friends or amateur tattooists (Houghton & Durkin, 1993). Medical literature...
Clinical Parameters and Dietary Intake of Midwestern Adolescent Females
INTRODUCTION Adolescence is a period of dynamic change - the only period in the life cycle after birth that is characterized by accelerated physical, biological, biochemical, cognitive, and emotional development. This acceleration is closely related...
Critique of School- and Community-Based Programs
INTRODUCTION That emotional distress and behavioral problems are prevalent, especially in high schools, is well known. The lack of consensus as to who should be classified as "at risk" has been reviewed in Part I of this series. It has been found that...
Effects of Paternal Absence on Male Adolescents' Peer Relations and Self-Image
INTRODUCTION Due to the almost overwhelming complexity of modern society and the consequent socio-cultural factors which impact on the structure of the contemporary American family, it is hardly surprising that the variety of alternative family structures...
Identity Development, Parental and Peer Support in Adolescence: Results of a National Dutch Survey
INTRODUCTION Identity Marcia's identity status model (1966) is held to be the major elaboration of Erikson's views on identity formation in adolescence (Cote & Levine, 1988). Identity, Marcia suggests, is an ego structure - an internal, self-constructed...
Personal and Situational Factors in Drug Use as Perceived by Kibbutz Youth
Many studies stress that the first experience with drugs usually occurs during adolescence (e.g., Chein, 1965; Green, 1985; Kandel, 1980; Van Dijk, 1980; Yavetz & Shoval, 1980). The high incidence of the use of hashish and marijuana by adolescents...
Preparing Girls for Menstruation: Recommendations from Adolescent Girls
As the menstrual cycle has come to occupy an increasingly important place in discussions of women's health (Dan & Lewis, 1992; Golub, 1993), attention is again focusing on the impact of the onset of menarche. Studies of girls' responses to menarche...
Rites of Passage in Adolescence
Rites of passage in adolescence are a cross-cultural phenomenon. They have existed throughout human history and may be a significant factor in the development of a stable adult personality. Broken down into its most basic elements, a rite of passage...
Sexual Abstinence Counseling of Adolescents by Physicians
INTRODUCTION Physicians in primary care may not be counseling adolescent patients adequately, particularly in areas involving sexuality. One reason is that teenagers do not routinely see physicians; they visit the office-based physician less than do...
Sociodemographic Analysis of Drug Use among Adolescent Athletes: Observations-Perceptions of Athletic Directors-Coaches
INTRODUCTION Substance abuse is a major issue for developed European and North American countries, having a social, medical, legal, political, and economic impact on virtually all people, collectively and individually (Alvarez, Queipo, Del Rio, &...
The Relationship between Smoking and Self-Esteem
INTRODUCTION Ever since the 1960s, smoking has been recognized as the most significant cause of preventable morbidity and premature death. In Canada alone the estimated annual excess mortality from smoking is more than 36,000 (Mao, Gibbons, & Wong,...
Variations in Parenting Practices: Gender- and Age-Related Differences in African Adolescents
INTRODUCTION Parental influence on child or adolescent behavior and development has been of paramount interest to developmental psychologists for decades (Adams, 1980; Amato, 1986; Baumrind, 1977; Bishop & Ingersoll, 1989; Brody & Schaefer,...
Voices of American-Korean Students
INTRODUCTION In recent years, there has been a rapid increase of Asian-American immigrants into the United States, especially in major metropolitan areas, particularly in California (California Department of Finance, 1992). According to the data obtained...
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