Hall identified three major components of adolescent storm and stress: conflict with parents, emotionality, and risk taking tendencies (Ahmed, 2010).
Adolescent storm and stress is manifested by a number of specific behaviors like, argumentativeness, disobedience, breaking rules and norms, impulsiveness, recklessness, involvement in different risky activities etc.
In Ethiopia, where school disciplinary measures are characterized by corporal punishment (Ayalew Shibeshi, 1996); where most adolescent live in difficult life situations to be ill tempered and offend adults; and above all, where psychological trainings on adolescent development are scant, it is reasonable to anticipate high prevalence of wrong conception about the sources of adolescent storm and stress in the society in general and among teachers in particular.
I always found her to be the calm in the midst of the adolescent storm
A look along each row at the ECHO Arena told the same tale: 20 screaming girls and one panicstricken dad at the epicentre of an adolescent storm
1999) Adolescent storm
and stress, reconsidered, American Psychologist, 54, pp.
Meg Fargher, an educationalist and school principal with many years' experience and Helen Dooley, a psychologist with extensive expertise working with adolescents, have collaborated to produce the book The Adolescent Storm, specifically written to help parents navigate the storms of adolescence--both their children's and their own.
Like Dr Graeme Codrington, who wrote the preface to the book, I was eager to review The Adolescent Storm because I was hoping to armour myself against my tween's upcoming (and eagerly anticipated, at least by him) adolescence.
Arnett (1999) has cited cultural variations in the pervasiveness of adolescent storm and stress.
Nevertheless, research suggests that primary experiences may not necessarily moderate one's general perception; therefore, it was expected that even parents would still hold moderate levels of adolescent storm and stress beliefs (Buchanan et al.
If it is true that cultural values of individualism lead to adolescent storm
and stress, then it seems likely that adolescence in traditional cultures will become more stressful in the ways described above as the influence of the West increases.
Inter- and intraindividual differences in adolescent storm
and stress: A life-span developmental view.