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. 37, No. 148, Winter

An Adolescent Version of the Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test
The binary-choice, 25-item Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test (MAST; Selzer, 1971) is probably the most widely used test of its type for adults (Parsons, Wallbrown, & Myers, 1994). Its popularity is related in part to speed of administration...
Chinese Adolescent' Explanations of Poverty: The Perceived Causes of Poverty Scale
INTRODUCTION Poverty is a growing global problem, particularly in Third World countries (Dixon, 1999; Midgley, 1984). Even in the developed countries, poverty has not diminished in proportion to economic growth. For example, it has been estimated...
Latina Adolescents: Predicting Intentions to Have Sex
A growing number of U.S. Latina adolescents are engaging in non-marital sexual relations. Between 1982 and 1990, the percentage of Latinas aged 15-19 who reported being sexually active increased from 42% to 49%, and by 1995, the rate rose to 55%....
Parent-Child Communication, Perceived Sanctions against Drug Use, and Youth Drug Involvement
Trends show that drug use continues to be a critical public health concern among adolescents in the United States. The Monitoring the Future 2000 survey results (Johnston, O'Malley, & Bachman, 2001) show that although the use of some drugs has...
Personality Characteristics as a Function of Frequency and Type of Substance Use
Drug and alcohol use continues to be of great societal concern, especially when it involves youth. As drug use became part of American culture in the 1960s with a growing segment of the population, primarily youth, research began to focus on the...
Personality Disorders Associated with Substance Use among American and Greek Adolescents
Substantial research has focused on the association between personality disorders and substance abuse among adults. In a number of studies, researchers have found that adults with certain types of personality disorders are at elevated risk for developing...
The Effects of a Mentoring Program on At-Risk Youth
Mentoring programs for at-risk youth are growing at a rapid pace across the United States. Youth mentoring programs differ in their curricula, but most emphasize the relationship between a disadvantaged or troubled youngster and a caring adult....
The Identity Status of African Americans in Middle Adolescence: A Replication and Extension of Forbes and Ashton (1998)
The study of ego identity status among adolescents and young adults, a statement of who you are and the things for which you stand, has a long history. Researchers have consistently reported that older adolescents appear to be more developmentally...
The Role of Ethnic Identity and Self-Construal in Coping among African American and Caucasian American Seventh Graders: An Exploratory Analysis of Within-Group Variance
The present study explored the relationship of ethnicity and ethnic identity to coping strategy use. Most coping research to date has focused on Caucasian American adults. Few studies have examined the role of race or ethnicity in coping, and even...
The Role of Perceived Social Support and Dysfunctional Attitudes in Predicting Taiwanese Adolescents' Depressive Tendency
Barnett and Gotlib (1988b) have suggested that a diathesis-stress model is an appropriate framework for conceptualizing the development of depression. In particular, the cognitive theory of depression developed by Beck (1967) hypothesized that dysfunctional...
Understanding Adolescent Suicide: A Psychosocial Interpretation of Developmental and Contextual Factors
Suicide is a complex problem with ideology or beliefs as a common element that interacts idiosyncratically with any number of emergent identities pressing on the individual. One factor underlying suicide concerns the failure to construct a healthy...
Violence and Touch Deprivation in Adolescents
VIOLENCE AND TOUCH DEPRIVATION Incidence of Violence Approximately one-third to one-half of clinic referrals among children and adolescents are for aggression and conduct disorder problems (Vitiello & Stoff, 1997). The homicide rate for...
Young Dads: The Effects of a Parenting Program on Urban African-American Adolescent Fathers
During the last two decades, the child welfare field has focused increased attention on the needs of adolescent parents. The term "adolescent parents," however, has frequently been a euphemism for "teenage mothers." As a result of the Adolescent...
Young Women Describe the Ideal Physician
Effective physician-patient communication is consubstantial to high-quality health care and to patient well-being. Patient compliance, morbidity, mortality, and risk behaviors all have been linked with the medical encounter, highlighting the importance...
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