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. 34, No. 133, Spring

Acculturation, Peer Relations, and Delinquent Behavior of Chinese-Canadian Youth
Research on people of Asian descent in North America, particularly those of Chinese heritage, has found that they tend to have lower rates of delinquency (Abbott & Abbott, 1973; Chang, Morrissey, & Koplewicz, 1995; Cochrane, 1979; Kallarackal...
Adolescents' Perceptions of Aloneness and Loneliness
Alone From childhood's hour I have not been As others were - I have not seen As others saw - I could not bring My passions from a common spring - From the same source I have not taken My sorrow I could not waken My heart to joy at the same tone...
Adolescents with Congenital Heart Disease: Psychopathological Implications
An illness at an early age, especially if it is congenital, life threatening, of uncertain prognosis, and requires frequent therapeutic interventions, is an extremely significant life event. Yet, the psychological implications of the disease for the...
A Gender-Linked Exploratory Factor Analysis of Antisocial Behavior in Young Adolescents
There has been little acceptance of a taxonomy of antisocial behavior for adolescents despite many years of study (Moffitt, 1993). Reasons for this lack of an accepted taxonomic approach include: (1) antisocial behaviors range from relatively mild,...
Assessing Attitudes and Behaviors of High-Risk Adolescents: An Evaluation of the Self-Report Method
Public concern about high-risk behaviors has increased pressure on researchers to assess the attitudes and behaviors of adolescents. The method most frequently used for this task is the self-report survey, which raises the issue of whether this source...
Assessing the Patterns That Prevent Teenage Pregnancy
Researchers concur that pregnancy is a time of dramatic transition. A first-time pregnancy heralds a change from the status of woman to that of mother. The significance of this change is reflected in the terminology used to describe pregnancy; words...
Association between Self-Concept and Body Weight, Gender, and Pubertal Development among Male and Female Adolescents
The effects of gender, puberty, and body weight on the self-concept of young adolescents have been addressed in the literature. In studies of Australian (Marsh, 1989) and American (Harter, 1988) adolescents, gender differences in several aspects of...
Association of Fake-Good MMPI-2 Profiles with Low Beck Depression Inventory Scores
Women are especially prone to depression following childbirth (Brockington & Kumar, 1982; Gotlib, Whiffen, Wallace, & Mount, 1991; Hopkins, Marcus, & Campbell, 1984). The prevalence of postpartum depresssion has been found to range from...
Crisis Phenomena among African Adolescents
INTRODUCTION In addition to the normal maturational stresses, adolescents have to deal with "an anti-child culture that confronts children with a cool, hard world outside their home" (Packard, 1983, p. xx). Home life may be no better: "At the same...
Dating Couples and Their Relationships: Intimacy and Contraceptive Use
Surveys in the United States indicate high rates of unintended pregnancy, as well as a rising number of cases of acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) among heterosexuals (Centers for Disease Control, 1994). These trends have largely been attributed,...
Differences between Adolescent Mothers and Nonmothers: An Interview Study
Females who bear children during their adolescent years appear to differ from those who do not in several ways. A number of characteristics have been implicated: demographic background; peer and family relationships; level of sexual sophistication...
Family Stressor Events, Family Coping, and Adolescent Adaptation in Farm and Ranch Families
Beginning in the late 1970s and continuing through the 1980s, farm and ranch families in the United States faced a period of economic distress commonly referred to as the "farm crisis" (Keating, 1987). Despite extensive economic adversity in major...
Finding a Place to Be: Ethnic Identity Exploration of Asian Americans
Many members of ethnic minorities (EMs) in the United States experience more than one culture when growing up, and face the challenge of incorporating those diverse influences into their identity. EMs that are of a different race from the dominant...
Source, Recency, and Degree of Stress in Adolescence and Suicide Ideation
From the 1950s to the 1990s, the suicide rate among American youth rose from 4.5 to 13.2 per 100,000 population (National Center for Health Statistics, 1993). It is presently one of the leading causes of death for this age group (Maris, 1985; Neiger...
Surrender to Win: How Adolescent Drug and Alcohol Users Change Their Lives
INTRODUCTION At a recent Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meeting, a recovering alcoholic, head bowed, talked to the group about his 30-year-old daughter, who had died of a drug overdose. She had unsuccessfully fought her addiction since she was a teenager....
Terminal Core Values Associated with Adolescent Problem Behaviors
INTRODUCTION According to several theories, delinquency is related, directly or indirectly, to terminal core values (such as security and sense of belonging). It has been suggested that problem behavior is the result of deviant self-image, which...
The Relationship between Adolescents' Social Support from Parents and from Peers
INTRODUCTION This study investigated the relationship between adolescents' social support from parents and from peers. Social support was conceptualized in several ways (see Cohen & Wills, 1985; Belle, 1998; Baanders, 1992). Emotional and practical...
The Relationship between Athletic Participation and High School Students' Leadership Ability
Leadership development is important for society, as today's youth will be tomorrow's business and government decision-makers. One objective of the present study was to determine whether involvement in high school interscholastic athletics is related...
The Social Networks and Resources of African American Eighth Graders: Evidence from the National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988
For decades, social scientists have used aspirations, which are "an individual's view of his or her own chances for getting ahead and are an internalization of objective probabilities" (MacLeod, 1987, p. 13), as part of the equation that predicts the...
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