ERIC Number: EJ588539
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Establishing a Sense of Personal Control in the Transition to Adulthood.
Lewis, Susan K.; Mirowsky, John; Ross, Catherine E.
Social Forces, v77 n4 p1573-99 Jun 1999
National Longitudinal Survey of Youth data indicate that sense of personal control increased from age 14 to 22. Dropping out of school hampered development; teen pregnancy did not. Adolescent sense of control and further adult development correlated positively with cognitive skill and parental education. Low perceived control predicted subsequent nonmarital pregnancy, but not dropping out. Contains 41 references. (Author/SV)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Longitudinal Survey of Youth