Adolescent Research Review

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List of Papers (Total 78)

Applying What is Known About Adolescent Development to Improve School-Based Mental Health Literacy of Depression Interventions: Bridging Research to Practice

Rates of depression are the highest in adolescence in comparison to any other period of the life course. Yet, when depressed, the majority of adolescents do not seek formal help to treat their suffering. School-based mental health literacy of depression interventions aim to improve adolescents’ help-seeking for depression, by enhancing their knowledge about depression, fostering...

Bullying and Suicidality in Children and Adolescents Without Predisposing Factors: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Published evidence has suggested that engaging in school or cyber bullying may potentially be associated with a suicidal ideation and suicide attempts. The aim of our review/meta-analysis was to evaluate the potential association between school and cyber bullying and suicidality (including suicidal ideation, planning and/or committing a suicide attempt) in children and...

A Systematic Review of Sexual Orientation Disparities in Disordered Eating and Weight-Related Behaviors Among Adolescents and Young Adults: Toward a Developmental Model

Adolescence is a sensitive period for the development of disordered eating and weight-related behaviors, and sexual minorities may be particularly at risk due to heightened minority stress and challenges related to sexual identity development. This review synthesized findings from 32 articles that examined sexual orientation disparities (each with a heterosexual referent group...

Help-Seeking Measures and Their Use in Adolescents: A Systematic Review

Despite increasing numbers of adolescents experiencing poor mental wellbeing, adolescents are often reluctant to seek help for mental health problems. In response, there is increasing interest in the development of evidence-based interventions to increase help-seeking behavior. However, the evidence base may lack validity if help-seeking measures used in adolescent research...

Understanding School–Neighborhood Mesosystemic Effects on Adolescent Development

Research has demonstrated that school and neighborhood microsystems have important implications for adolescent development, but less attention is given to the school–neighborhood mesosystem (i.e., how these contexts intersect through moderational and mediational mechanisms.) Understanding the school–neighborhood mesosystem is important conceptually, methodologically, and for...

A Culturally Informed Model of the Development of the Impostor Phenomenon Among African American Youth

The impostor phenomenon, or feelings of intellectual incompetence among high achieving individuals, represents a maladaptive set of cognitions that can hamper positive psychological adjustment. Burgeoning research indicates that cognitions of impostor phenomenon are particularly salient among African American emerging adults. Despite the accumulating evidence to suggest the...

Webs of Support: An Integrative Framework of Relationships, Social Networks, and Social Support for Positive Youth Development

Supportive relationships promote positive academic, behavioral, and psychological outcomes, while also buffering against negative outcomes. Traditionally, there has been a schism in how developmental scientists study relationships, with studies focused either on relationship quality and supports within dyads or general structures of relationships and social capital across social...

Mentoring for Black Male Youth: A Systematic Review of the Research

A growing body of literature has been dedicated to evaluating the potential benefits of mentoring interventions. Although the majority of youth served by mentoring interventions are youth of color, little is known about the role of mentoring programs in specific cultural populations. The current literature review was conducted to compile all available research evidence about...

A Review Following Systematic Principles of Multisystemic Therapy for Antisocial Behavior in Adolescents Aged 10–17 Years

One intervention that has shown promise in reducing serious adolescent antisocial behavior is Multisystemic Therapy. This approach is ecologically driven and considers those social systems within which adolescents are embedded. The aims of this systematic review were firstly to investigate whether Multisystemic Therapy for adolescents aged 10–17 years reduces antisocial behavior...

Adolescent Susceptibility to Deviant Peer Pressure: Does Gender Matter?

It is well known that adolescent risk-taking behaviors often occur in social settings among peers, however, it is unclear whether there are gender differences in the susceptibility to deviant peers, an antecedent to risk-taking behaviors. This qualitative review examines gender differences in adolescent susceptibility to deviant peer pressure in order to better understand...

Effects of Tai Chi and Qigong in Children and Adolescents: A Systematic Review of Trials

Tai Chi and Qigong are meditative movement-based practices that necessitate sustained focus, precision in movement and strictness of action. Due to the requisite high levels of concentration, Tai Chi and Qigong have mainly been studied in adult populations, where systematic reviews have shown positive efficacy. As facilitators and barriers to Tai Chi and Qigong practice in youth...

Why Suicide?

Suicide is a complex phenomenon, and no two suicides are ever the same. While current theoretical models of suicide are heavily informed by first-rate epidemiological and clinical knowledge, little research has qualitatively investigated the motivation for a suicide attempt, from the personal perspective of the person who makes the attempt. These perspectives are particularly...

Suicidal Thoughts and Behavior in Children and Adolescents: An Ecological Model of Resilience

There has been increasing interest in the identification of factors that promote resilience to suicidal thoughts and behaviors in high-risk youth. The present review summarizes and critiques the current literature on protective factors that promote resilience to suicidal thoughts and behaviors in those children and adolescents who are at high risk for these outcomes. In contrast...

A Literature Review of the Likely Effects of Autism Spectrum Disorder on Adolescent Driving Abilities

Young drivers are consistently overrepresented in road-crash statistics globally. Increased road-risk for young drivers is principally associated with age and driving inexperience, however this risk can be further increased for young drivers with autism spectrum disorder through autism-related characteristics and comorbidities. Using a systematic literature review, this study...

Teacher–Student Relationships, Student Engagement, and Academic Achievement for Non-Latino and Latino Youth

Teacher–student relationships are crucial to engagement and school success for youth. However, forging caring and supportive teacher–student relationships can be challenging. Further, engagement appears to decline along with achievement. Regardless of limited research reviews on teacher–student relationships, engagement, and achievement for school-aged students, there is an...

Mentor Self-Disclosure in Youth Mentoring Relationships: A Review of the Literature About Adults Disclosing to Non-Familial Adolescents in Intervention Settings

Youth mentoring is a popular intervention that pairs caring adults and vulnerable young people to promote positive outcomes and youth thriving. Evidence of the modest effects of mentoring has spurred interest in identifying how mentoring relationships can be enhanced. Like mentoring, psychotherapy is an intervention where adults form interpersonal relationships with non-familial...

Emerging Adults’ Use of Communication Technology with Family Members: A Systematic Review

The last two decades have seen unprecedented growth in the variety and adoption of communication technology used by young people in the United States, with the potential to significantly impact youth–family relationships. This article presents a critical review of fifteen empirical studies on the use of communication technology between 18 and 29 year old emerging adults and their...

Facilitating a Successful Transition to Secondary School: (How) Does it Work? A Systematic Literature Review

For children, the transition from primary to secondary school is sometimes difficult. A problematic transition can have both short- and long-term consequences. Although information from children and their parents about what concerns them can contribute to a smooth transition, this information is rarely shared during the transfer to secondary school. This review examines 30...

A New Trait-Based Model of Child-to-Parent Aggression

Incidents of child-to-parent aggression have been the most under-researched area of domestic violence. The risk factors for child-to-parent aggression are still unknown. This article reviews risk factors that might explain aggression among adolescents. First, an overview of aggression, with a primary focus on child-to-parent aggression is provided. A number of studies on young...

Protective Factors in Risk Assessment Schemes for Adolescents in Mental Health and Criminal Justice Populations: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of their Predictive Efficacy

The consideration of protective factors has been integrated into a number of instruments whose aim is assess the risk of adverse outcomes among adolescents in high-risk mental health and criminal justice populations; however, little is known about their contribution to accurate risk prediction. We systematically reviewed the evidence for predictive efficacy of nine selected tools...

Technology-Oriented Suicide Prevention Interventions for Adolescents and Adolescent Gatekeepers: A Qualitative Review

Youth suicide is increasing in the United States. To moderate youth suicide, it is important to implement effective prevention programs and target modifiable protective and risk factors through intervention. This review examined programs that are consistent with these goals, specifically, technology-oriented suicide prevention programs included in the National Registry of...

Are the Qualities of Adolescents’ Offline Friendships Present in Digital Interactions?

Today’s youth often connect with friends online. Although decades of research have explored the core qualities of face-to-face friendships, less is known about how these qualities differ when friends interact via technology. Through a synthesis of research on friendship in digital spaces, we examine whether the core qualities of face-to-face friendships are evident in cyberspace...

State Requirements for School Personnel Suicide Prevention Training: Where Do We Go From Here?

Suicide is a leading cause of death among youth and emerging adults in the USA. Because youth suicide imposes serious burdens and has profound implications, federal priorities include suicide prevention training among school personnel, in part, because school personnel can assume an important role in suicide prevention given their work with youth. Many states now have policies...

A Systematic Review of Teen Court Evaluation Studies: A Focus on Evaluation Design Characteristics and Program Components and Processes

Teen Court is a restorative justice program serving non-chronic juvenile offenders. A number of Teen Court evaluation studies exist, however, considerable heterogeneity across Teen Court programs suggests the need to more closely examine the program components (i.e., elements of Teen Court such as sanctions) and processes (i.e., how Teen Court operates such as referral sources...

A Review of the Evidence on the Effects of Community-based Programs on Young People’s Social and Emotional Skills Development

There is a growing body of international research which shows that social and emotional skills development programs lead to positive outcomes on a range of educational, health, social and behavioral outcomes for young people. However, the evidence is less well developed outside of the US and there is, therefore, a need to determine how well these programs can be implemented and...