ERIC Number: ED474649
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Our Current Base of Knowledge of Adolescent Females: A Review of the Literature.
Smith-Jobski, Wendy M.
If counselors are to meet the needs of adolescent girls, they must understand the unique perspective and experiences of this population. Much research that claims to report on "young women," has, in fact, used only college women as subjects. Research that studies teen-age women, specifically, needs to be examined and understood by counseling professionals so that they can aid adolescent girls in making healthy choices for themselves. This article is the product of a review of professional counseling literature written about adolescent females. "Adolescence,""Journal of Adolescence,""Journal of Adolescent Research,""Journal of Research on Adolescents," and "Journal of Youth and Adolescence" were examined for the last five years. "Journal of Counseling Psychology,""The Counseling Psychologist," and "Journal for Counseling and Development" were examined for the last three years. Specific topics discussed in the paper include body image, aggression, and adolescent girls' experiences with counseling. Examples of some of the obstacles adolescent women faced are discussed. Suggestions for further research are given. (Contains 13 references.) (Author)
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