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. 43, No. 170, Summer

Adolescent Internet Usage in Taiwan: Exploring Gender Differences
INTRODUCTION The preteens and teens of today are the first widely "wired" generation. According to a report released by eMarketer (2004), the number of preteens and teens online in the United States grew steadily from 26.6 million in 2000 to 34.3...
A Review of Online Social Networking Profiles by Adolescents: Implications for Future Research and Intervention
The Internet has earned its own niche in social research (Greenfield & Yan, 2006) and the newest phenomena of online social networking is rapidly developing its own field of inquiry in the social sciences (Herring, Scheidt, Wright, & Bonus,...
Influence of Family Communication Structure and Vanity Trait on Consumption Behavior: A Case Study of Adolescent Students in Taiwan
INTRODUCTION In the last few decades Taiwan's economy has been growing rapidly, its national income has steadily increased, and family income has seen substantial growth. Consequently, compared with a few decades ago, many families are spending...
Linking Academic Social Environments, Ego-Identity Formation, Ego Virtues, and Academic Success
INTRODUCTION Erikson (1968) hypothesized that adolescent identity formation is embedded within the social contexts of which the individual is a part. More specifically, social environments that are warm, supportive, and encouraging of adolescent...
Multiple Victimization of Spanish Adolescents: A Multilevel Analysis
Adolescents are among the most vulnerable to victimization (Hamby & Finkelhor, 2001). Some studies indicate that adolescents are victimized at two or three times the rate of adults, and experience victimization episodes that are equally injurious...
Postformal Thinking and Creativity among Late Adolescents: A Post-Piagetian Approach
Most studies on creativity have originated in personality and educational psychology, whereas the relationship between cognitive development and creativity has received little attention. Few studies about creative people have focused on individual...
Sexual Attitudes and Behavior at Four Universities: Do Region, Race, And/or Religion Matter?
Research now reveals that individuals engage in their most extensive identity exploration during emerging adulthood rather than early adolescence as previously believed (Arnett, 2000). This developmental stage of individuation is well in process for...
Single Mothers of Early Adolescents: Perceptions of Competence
Parents today face unprecedented challenges that sometimes exceed their ability to respond effectively. There is growing awareness that children from every background in a technological society are being exposed to significant risks and dangers. Nevertheless,...
Socialization Agents and Activities of Young Adolescents
INFLUENCE OF SOCIALIZATION AGENTS ON LEISURE-TIME ACTIVITIES OF YOUNG ADOLESCENTS The aim of this research was to examine the relative importance and impact of peer groups, family, school, and community on young adolescents. The relative influence...
Social Representations Used by the Parents of Mexican Adolescent Drug Users under Treatment to Explain Their Children's Drug Use: Gender Differences in Parental Narratives
INTRODUCTION Social representations (SRs) have been understood as social thought forms. Unlike some other theories that do not accept this kind of thinking in society, SRs are beliefs in a reflexive community that constantly communicates its thoughts...
The Care-System for Homeless Youth in the Netherlands: Perceptions of Youngsters through a Peer Research Approach
INTRODUCTION Homeless youth in the western world are estimated to be in this situation on average for three to five years (Van der Ploeg & Scholte, 1997; Korf, Diemel, Riper, & Nabben, 1999). Often these youngsters have a lengthy history...
The Effect of a Self-Monitored Relaxation Breathing Exercise on Male Adolescent Aggressive Behavior
Aggression is a focus of therapeutic interventions with adolescents already involved in the legal system and who may well be on their way to establishing intractable behavior patterns. These patterns may be carried into adulthood and likely result...
The Effects of Service Participation, Friendship Networks, and Family Support on Developmental Outcomes: A Study of Young People from Low-Income Families in Hong Kong
INTRODUCTION The transition from school to work can be problematic for young people from low-income families; it is a subject of considerable public attention and that of the youth service sector (Bynner & Parsons, 2002). Without a job or an...
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