Adolescent Case Study
Presenting the case study of a 16-year-old African-American teenager, in order to access the claim that adolescence is a stage of life filled with "storm and stress".
# 25724 | 1,325 words | 10 sources | MLA | 2002 |
Published on May 02, 2003 in Child, Youth Issues (Teen, Adult Issues) , Psychology (Child and Adolescent) , Research Designs (General)
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This brief case study presents an assessment of an adolescent based on observations, interviews, and selected psychometric and educational tests. It determines whether or not the particular adolescent is or is not well-adjusted with respect to criteria presented below. The adolescent selected as the focus of this case study is Jennifer, a sixteen-year-old African-American female born to a single mother in Detroit, Michigan who is currently living and attending high school in Ypsilanti.
From the Paper:"Jennifer, her mother, and two of her teachers were interviewed in preparing this case report. Jennifer stated that she was "seriously involved" with an older male student and that she was planning to marry early, after completing high school; her mother complained that the girl was "boy crazy" and that she was difficult to discipline, with a pronounced tendency to "talk back" and ignore parental rules. Her mother also said that Jennifer did not work on school assignments sufficiently, that her poor grades were chronic, and that her daughter was probably "not going to amount to much." Both mother and daughter expressed a sense of family conflict and mutual frustration with one another. Jennifer sees her mother's rules and behavioral requirements (with respect to curfews, caring for her siblings, frequent "groundings") as excessive and rigid; the mother regards Jennifer's attitudes as disrespectful."
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