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. 167, Fall

Adolescent Perception of Mothers' Parenting Strengths and Needs: A Cross-Cultural Approach to Curriculum Development for Parent Education
Parent and Early Adolescent Relationships Mothers of varied racial backgrounds identify early adolescence as the developmental period that is most difficult and worrisome for them (Simpson, 2001). Parents want to help youth adjust to new challenges...
Adolescents' Views on War and Peace in the Early Phases of the Iraq Conflict
Adolescents in the U.S. today were in late childhood when the heinous attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and the crash of Flight 93 occurred on September 11, 2001. At that time, they were exposed to extended coverage of the resulting...
Aggressive Adolescents in Residential Care: A Selective Review of Treatment Requirements and Models
INTRODUCTION Aggressive adolescents represent a complex problem for residential youth care. Aggressive behavior is often one of the reasons for transferring adolescents from their home environment to placement in a residential unit (Knorth, 1998;...
Bedroom Design and Decoration: Gender Differences in Preference and Activity
Bandura (1986) contends that environmental events, personal characteristics, and behavior influence each other bidirectionally. Behavior is regulated by personal and environmental characteristics, environmental events are regulated by personal characteristics...
Empowering School Social Work Practices for Positive Youth Development: Hong Kong Experience
INTRODUCTION Empowerment has become an attractive concept for practitioners working with adolescents (Chiu & Wong, 1999; Claus & Ogden, 1999; Lee, 1999; Ravindran & Duggan, 2001). It acknowledges that young people have a distinct capacity...
Exploration of the Prevalence and Correlates of Substance Use among Sheltered Adolescents in South Korea
During the past 30 years, South Korea has undergone dynamic social changes in the process of rapid industrialization and urbanization. Traditionally, the family and the school have played key roles in caring for and educating adolescents. However,...
Impetus for Worship: An Exploratory Study of Adolescents' Idol Adoration Behaviors
INTRODUCTION The phenomenon of idolization is a characteristic of adolescence. An idol is someone whose talents, achievements, status, or physical appearance are especially recognized and appreciated by his or her fans. Since objects of idolization...
Migration and Psychological Status of Adolescents in Turkey
Bronfenbrenner (1979) defined development as lasting and continuous change in the way a person perceives and deals with the environment. For Bronfenbrenner, a stable environment is especially important to healthful development throughout childhood...
Perceived Parental Behavioral Control and Psychological Control in Chinese Adolescents in Hong Kong: A Replication
INTRODUCTION Smetana and Daddis (2002) defined behavioral control as "rules, regulations, and restrictions that parents have for their children" and psychological control as "parents' attempt to control the child's activities in ways that negatively...
The Relationship of Social Support to Depressive Symptoms during the Transition to High School
INTRODUCTION For many adolescents, high school is a long-awaited change in status, accompanied by new freedoms and new challenges. Nonetheless, the transition to high school is often associated with negative outcomes including poorer attendance,...
Time Perspective and School Membership as Correlates to Academic Achievement among African American Adolescents
The number of studies that examine African American adolescents has grown steadily over the past two decades. Educators and researchers are slowly moving from cross-ethnic comparative studies of African American adolescents to studies that enhance...

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