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. 42, No. 168, Winter

Adjustment Problems in the Family and School Contexts, Attitude towards Authority, and Violent Behavior at School in Adolescence
Research on behavioral problems of children and adolescents in school has been increasing steadily since the 1980s, probably due to the growing frequency and seriousness of these problems in the United States and some European countries (Skiba, 2000,...
Adolescents on the Net: Internet Use and Well-Being
Among adolescents, the Internet has become indispensable for instrumental purposes such as school work and information gathering, as well as for communication purposes. The communication applications of the Internet, such as e-mail, instant messaging,...
Adolescents' Perception of Bullying: Who Is the Victim? Who Is the Bully? What Can Be Done to Stop Bullying?
One of the most distressing experiences for a child or adolescent is being bullied, especially when it occurs over a prolonged period of time (Whitney, Nabuzoka, & Smith, 1992). Bullying, however, is a relatively common problem among children and...
Demographic Correlates of Constant Condom Use among Sex Workers in Tangail, Dhaka, Bangladesh
INTRODUCTION The first reported case of HIV infection in Bangladesh was in 1989; by the year 2000, 248 HIV cases were known (Rahman et al., 2000). Although Bangladeshi HIV cases might be considered low, HIV-risk behaviors among the people are high...
Development of a Mentoring Program for Chinese Immigrant Adolescents' Cultural Adjustment
Asian youth face a multitude of challenges upon immigration to the United States, including language and communication barriers, accessing and building social support, and adjusting to a new school environment (Cheng, 1994; Lynch, 1992; Yeh & Inose,...
Evaluating Wraparound Services for Seriously Emotionally Disturbed Youth: Pilot Study Outcomes in Georgia
In the United States, nearly 21% of children and adolescents aged 9-17 are diagnosed with a mental health or addictive disorder that causes at least minimal impairment in daily functioning (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services [USDHHS], 1999)....
Increasing Prosocial Behavior and Academic Achievement among Adolescent African American Males
Behavioral Issues Recent studies have indicated that African American adolescent male students are more prone to truancy and aggressive behavior in school environments than peers of other races (Alexander, Entwisle, & Olson, 2001). Within this...
Personality, Delinquency, and Criminal Recidivism
Can delinquents be differentiated from nondeliquents on the basis of their personality profiles? Within the area of personality psychology, trait-theorists especially link personality characteristics with behavior. Trait-theory states that personality...
Poverty and Child Outcomes: A Focus on Jamaican Youth
The incidence of poverty worldwide is a major concern for social scientists and lay people and a challenge for governments and policy makers. It is estimated that 3 billion people--half of the world's population-are poor. The situation is particularly...
Prevalence and Psychosocial Correlates of Forced Sexual Intercourse among U.S. High School Adolescents
INTRODUCTION Sexual violence, in its myriad forms, is recognized as an important public health problem for adolescents, especially girls (Howard & Wang, 2005; Irwin & Rickert, 2005; Raghavan, Bogart, Elliott, Vestal, & Schuster, 2004;...
Prevalence of Dating Violence and Victimization: Regional and Gender Differences
Over the past two decades, a substantial amount of research has been devoted to violence in partner relationships within various groups. While the violence that occurs in the relationships of college-aged men and women, cohabiters, or married couples...
The Application of the Things I Worry about Scale to a Sample of At-Risk American Adolescents: An Examination of Psychometric Properties
The need to gain a better understanding of what adolescents worry about has been the focus of several studies (Anttila, Poikolainen, Uutela & Lonnqvist, 2000; Boehm, Schondel, Marlowe, & Manke-Mitchell, 1999; Esters, 2003; Gallagher & Millar,...
The Effect of Physical Attractiveness of Models on Advertising Effectiveness for Male and Female Adolescents
INTRODUCTION People often compare themselves with others in their daily lives. Even when watching TV commercials, there is a tendency to make comparisons with the models used (Martin & Kennedy, 1993). Richins (1991) indicated that 50% of the...
The Impact of Individual Ability, Favorable Team Member Scores, and Student Perception of Course Importance on Student Preference of Team-Based Learning and Grading Methods
INTRODUCTION The concept of work teams has received much attention in the hospitality and tourism industry. Companies such as Taco Bell, Ritz-Carlton, Marriott, Accor North America, and the Peabody Hotel have reported teamwork success stories (Bartlett,...
The Relationship between Adolescent Depression and a History of Sexual Abuse
INTRODUCTION Depression among adolescents in general, and female adolescents in particular, has been identified as a major mental health diagnosable disorder (Lahey et al., 1996). It is estimated that 28% of adolescents will have experienced an...
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