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. 41, No. 163, Fall

Adolescents' Psychological Response to the Experience of Community Interpersonal Violence: A Cross-National and a Cross-Cultural Comparison
This paper brings a cross-national perspective to the previously observed relationship between exposure to interpersonal violence in the community during adolescence and later manifestation of psychological distress. Exposure to community interpersonal...
Adolescents' Sexual Self-Disclosure on the Internet: Deindividuation and Impression Management
Adolescents' sexuality in real life has been widely explored in past research on such subjects as sexual attitudes (Werner-Wilson, 1998), sexual orientation (Frankowski, 2004), homosexuality (Harrison, 2003), sexual knowledge (Fisher, 1986), sexual...
Bullying and Victimization among Black and Hispanic Adolescents
Researchers began to study bullying and victimization just over 30 years ago (Roland, 2000). Recent studies have linked victimization to school-related homicidal acts by students (Anderson et al., 2001; Vossekuil, Fein, Reddy, Borum, & Modzeleski,...
Future Time Perspective and Motivational Categories in Argentinean Adolescents
For over a decade Argentina has been going through an economic and social crisis that reached its climax between 1999 and 2002. Adolescents are among those affected by it, as educators point out. They have noted a general lack of motivation, especially...
Perceived Parent-Child Relational Qualities and Parental Behavioral and Psychological Control in Chinese Adolescents in Hong Kong
Family researchers and practitioners have commonly described parenting in terms of the degree of control and autonomy given to the child by the parents. Despite the popular use of the term in the literature, researchers have argued that it is necessary...
Racial Discrimination-Induced Anger and Alcohol Use among Black Adolescents
Alcohol continues to be the most common form of drug used among America's youth (Clark & Scheid, 2002). Based on data provided in the Office of Applied Studies, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA, 2006) 2004 report...
Risk Factors for Depression in Early Adolescence
Depression is considered by some to be one of the most serious forms of childhood psychopathology due to the prevalence, chronicity, co-morbidity, and pervasive consequences associated with this disorder (Cicchetti & Toth, 1998). In order to design...
The Influence of Dispositional Optimism and Gender on Adolescents' Perception of Academic Stress
Cumulative evidence from a variety of sources suggests that optimism contributes positively to an individual's physical and psychological well-being. For example, Aspinwall and Taylor (1992) found that optimism exerted a direct and positive effect...
The Roles of Sex, Gender, and Coping in Adolescent Depression
There is increasing evidence that female adolescents and adults are more likely than their male peers to become depressed, both clinically and subclinically (Baron & Campbell, 1993; Kashani et al., 1987; Petersen, Sarigiani, & Kennedy, 1991;...
The Success of Taiwanese Fathers in Guiding Adolescents
The expectation of fathers is being transformed in many countries (Baldwin, Faulkner, Hecht, & Lindsley, 2006). A generation ago, fathers were referred to as "forgotten contributors to child development" (Lamb, 1975). Today, however, expectations...
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