Adolescence in America: An Encyclopedia (2 Volumes) by Jacqueline V. Lerner, Richard M. Lerner, Jordan Finkelstein

By Jacqueline V. Lerner, Richard M. Lerner, Jordan Finkelstein

An authoritative, wide, and useful survey of the social, mental, and actual improvement of yankee teenagers.

• volumes of A–Z entries offer an authoritative view of teen-related subjects―from bullying to studying kinds to chance perception

• members contain major biologists, scientific researchers, behavioral and social scientists, legal professionals, and educators

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Child Development 63: 37–46. Pong, Suet-Ling. 1997. ” Journal of Marriage and the Family 59: 734–746. , and Judy A. Temple. 1998. ” Child Development 69: 231–246. Academic Self-Evaluation Academic self-evaluations are students’ judgments of their abilities in school, their interpretations of their successes and failures in school, and their expectations about their school performances in the future. As many students reach the period of adolescence, their evaluations of their academic abilities and performances become more negative.

Moreover, Stanley Boteach argues in his book, Kosher Sex, that people who wait to have sex until they are married always have pleasurable sex because they do not have to wonder how their partner sees them and are not haunted by memories of previous lovers. Instead, they are focused solely on pleasing and communicating their love to each other. ” They never allow themselves to be in a situation where they are pressured to have sex. They avoid people who do not support their choice, and they avoid being in places 5 where their commitment to abstinence could be challenged.

Given that many students begin to fall behind in their school performance during adolescence, it’s important to understand the specific changes that occur in students’ academic self-evaluations during this age period. These changes can be summarized as follows: (1) A decline occurs in adolescents’ judgments of their abilities in school, (2) a decline occurs in adolescents’ confidence that their abilities in school can be improved, and (3) adolescents become less likely to expect future academic successes.

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