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. 44, No. 174, Summer

Anger as a Predictor of Suicidal Ideation in Middle-School Students in Korea: Gender Difference in Threshold Point
INTRODUCTION Suicide is an overarching social concern that affects all age groups. In recent years, there has been growing concern regarding the increasing rates of suicidal tendencies among adolescents. The National Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS)...
Building Mutual Aid among Young People with Emotional and Behavioral Problems: The Experiences of Hong Kong Social Workers
INTRODUCTION Adolescence and the biological, intellectual, emotional, and social changes accompanying this developmental period can be difficult. Intertwined with these developmental changes is the expression of a range of emotional and behavioral...
Bully/victim Problems in Northern Ireland's Schools: Data from the 2003 Young Persons' Behavior and Attitude Survey
Although the international literature on the nature, prevalence, and correlates of bully/victim problems is burgeoning (see Smith, Morita, Junger-Tas, Olweus, Catalano, and Slee, 1999 for a review), it is apparent that this work on a country and region...
Empowering School Personnel for Positive Youth Development: The Case of Hong Kong School Social Workers
This article examines the field experiences of Hong Kong school social workers in empowering school personnel to provide a school setting that facilitates positive youth development. The purpose of school social work is to enable every student to receive...
Evaluation of an Internet Addiction Treatment Program for Chinese Adolescents in Hong Kong
Despite the high speed of information flow and potential educational value of the Internet, several of its attributes may foster addictive behavior. These include easy access 24 hours a day, anonymity, provision for free, diversified, and an unlimited...
Links between Parent Characteristics and Attachment Variables for College Students of Parental Divorce
The high rate of divorce in America is considered a major risk factor for children (Bray & Hetherington, 1993). Indeed, negative emotional effects of divorce on offspring olden include lingering feelings of abandonment, rejection, guilt, and low...
Mexican American Adolescents' Academic Achievement and Aspirations: The Role of Perceived Parental Educational Involvement, Acculturation, and Self-Esteem
The Mexican American population is the largest Latino subgroup (64%) and is currently among the fastest growing ethnic subpopulations in the United States (Ramirez & de la Cruz, 2002; Lollock, 2001). The growing numbers of Mexican American children...
Parental Social Position, Body Image, and Other Psychosocial Determinants and First Sexual Intercourse among 15- and 16-Year Olds
INTRODUCTION The fact that early first sexual intercourse and sexual and reproductive health risks are associated is well established (Santelli, Lowry, Brener, & Robin, 2000); Valle, Torgersen, Roysamb, Klepp, & Thelle, 2005; Wellings et...
Peer-Support Suicide Prevention in a Non-Metropolitan U.S. Community
Suicide is the third leading cause of death for 15- 19-year-olds and exceeds all natural causes of death for youth in this age group (National Center for Health Statistics, 2007). Each year, countless adolescents require medical attention for self-inflicted...
Similarities and Differences in Physical Self-Concept of Males and Females during Late Adolescence and Early Adulthood
Physical self is considered to be an important psychological outcome, correlate, and antecedent of physical activity behavior (Sonstroem, 1998) and is regarded as an important contributor to overarching, global perceptions of self-worth in multidimensional,...
Social Problem Solving, Family Functioning, and Suicidal Ideation among Chinese Adolescents in Hong Kong
Previous research has shown that there are both personal and family correlates of adolescent suicidal ideation. In particular, a number of studies indicated that social problem solving as a personal correlate was closely linked with suicidal behavior...
Students' Perceptions of the Non-Academic Advantages and Disadvantages of Participation in Advanced Placement Courses and International Baccalaureate Programs
REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE Because gifted students, in general, learn quickly, exhibit great efficiency in problem-solving, demonstrate facility in understanding advanced and complex concepts in a variety of reasoning domains, and are proficient and...
Teachers' Preferences for Interventions for Ethnically Diverse Learners with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is one of the most common childhood disorders. Approximately 3 to 7% of school-age children are diagnosed with ADHD (Pastor & Reuben, 2002). About 50% of these students take psychotropic medication to treat...
The Effect of Spirituality and Campus Ministry on Academic Accomplishment in College Students
INTRODUCTION Similar studies in the same area of research have yielded the same type of results as those found at Marist College. In a study by Zeta (1989), a sample of 251 college students were asked to describe their own degree of religiousness...
The Effects of Program Characteristics and Psychological Engagement on Service-Learning Outcomes: A Study of University Students in Hong Kong
INTRODUCTION Service-learning is now used widely across different academic disciplines throughout the world. As a pedagogical approach, service-learning is about creating opportunities for students to apply knowledge they learn in the classroom...
The Role of Sense of Coherence and Physical Activity in Positive and Negative Affect of Turkish Adolescents
The increased interest in positive psychology has shifted the focus of research from factors that limit health to those that promote health (Ironson & Powell, 2005). Within positive psychology, affectivity has been considered one of the components...
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