ERIC Number: EJ430555
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1991
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Adolescent Competence and the Shaping of the Life Course.
Clausen, John S.
American Journal of Sociology, v96 n4 p805-42 Jan 1991
Confirms hypotheses correlating adolescent competence (comprised of dependability, intelligence, and self-confidence) with personal stability, career, and marital satisfaction. Uses data from a longitudinal cohort studied over 50 years and from recent interviews with 60 of the original group members. Concludes that early socialization largely determines adolescents' ability to make wise choices and pursue them successfully throughout their lives. (CH)
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Aging (Individuals), Competence, Educational Attainment, High School Students, Intelligence, Interpersonal Competence, Life Events, Life Satisfaction, Longitudinal Studies, Parent Influence, Psychological Studies, Self Concept, Self Efficacy, Sex Differences, Socialization, Socioeconomic Status
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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