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ERIC Number: EJ784509
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Pages: 14
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0001-8791
Towards Working Life: Effects of an Intervention on Mental Health and Transition to Post-Basic Education
Vuori, Jukka; Koivisto, Petri; Mutanen, Pertti; Jokisaari, Markku; Salmela-Aro, Katariina
Journal of Vocational Behavior, v72 n1 p67-80 Feb 2008
The Towards Working Life group method was designed to promote the transition to the upper secondary level or vocational studies and to support mental health among young people finishing their basic education. This study examined the effects of the intervention during upper secondary and vocational studies in a randomized field experimental study among a total of 1034 students. At the one-year follow-up, the program had increased both education related social ties and the number of adults in these ties. The group intervention had interaction effects with baseline risk of depression and learning difficulties on symptoms of depression and school burnout. Among those initially at risk of depression, the intervention decreased symptoms of depression. For students who were at risk of depression and had learning difficulties, the intervention decreased school burnout.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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