ERIC Number: ED242938
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Adolescents Who Work: Effects on Work Values, Achievement, and Basic Living Skills.
Donohue, Peggy J.
A study investigated the relationship of adolescent work status to personal values associated with work, social skills, and academic performance. The Work Values Inventory and the Basic Living Skills Pupil Record Form were administered to 165 eleventh and twelfth grade students. These students were subsequently classified as being naturally occurring workers, vocational education workers, job seekers, or nonseekers. Multiple discriminant function analyses revealed that the vocational education worker seems to be more motivated by intrinsic rather than extrinsic work values in comparison to the naturally occurring worker. The finding that naturally occurring workers are more similar to nonworkers on certain psychosocial variables and academic performance suggested that certain differences between workers and nonworkers may be due to factors related to selection into the workplace and not to effects of the adolescent work experience. (Author/YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Basic Living Skills Pupil Record Form; Work Values; Work Values Inventory
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (68th, New Orleans, LA, April 23-27, 1984).