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ERIC Number: EJ797689
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 6
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-1038-4162
Job Seeking and Job Acquisition in Early Adolescence
Creed, Peter; O'Callaghan, Frances; Doherty, Fiona
Australian Journal of Career Development, v13 n3 p61-66 Spr 2004
In Australia, 42 per cent of full-time students work in part-time jobs, and recent research indicates that a substantial majority of these students want to increase their hours of employment. Although research has identified a range of positive and negative outcomes for students, almost all of the studies have been cross-sectional, thereby limiting the conclusions that can be drawn. Further, there have been no studies that have investigated the predictors of job seeking among school-aged adolescents. We propose the theory of planned behaviour as a possible model for examining the experiences of paid employment for adolescents at school, and consider the questions that remain to be answered before interventions may be implemented to advantage students at the interface between school and work. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia