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ERIC Number: EJ1007397
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jun
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0044-118X
A Longitudinal Investigation of Employment among Low-Income Youth: Patterns, Predictors, and Correlates
Purtell, Kelly M.; McLoyd, Vonnie C.
Youth & Society, v45 n2 p243-264 Jun 2013
Drawing on previous research linking patterns of adolescent employment--defined in terms of duration and intensity--to educational and occupational outcomes later in life (Staff & Mortimer, 2008), the present study (a) examined positive social behavior and academic variables as longitudinal predictors of patterns of adolescent employment during the school year in a low-income, ethnically diverse sample and (b) assessed patterns of employment as correlates of adolescents' optimism for the future and perceived efficacy. Results revealed a predictive relationship between youths' autonomy and steady employment 3 years later. Furthermore, steady employment during adolescence was related to greater optimism about the future and higher levels of efficacy. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin