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ERIC Number: EJ899695
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-0743-5584
Tryin' to Make It during the Transition from High School: The Role of Family Obligation Attitudes and Economic Context for Latino-Emerging Adults
Sanchez, Bernadette; Esparza, Patricia; Colon, Yari; Davis, Katrina E.
Journal of Adolescent Research, v25 n6 p858-884 Nov 2010
The aim of the current study was to examine the role of familial and economic context in the decisions and behaviors of low-income, urban Latinos during the transition from high school. Thirty-two Latino emerging adults who graduated from a public high school participated in one-on-one in-depth interviews about their transition. Participants discussed family obligation attitudes as a central theme in the decisions they made about life after high school and in the multiple responsibilities they assumed during this period. Furthermore, financial circumstances played a role in whether they worked and/or attended college and in their multiple responsibilities. Participants discussed familial and financial responsibilities on top of school and/or work responsibilities. Another theme discussed by participants was the transition as a stressful period. Implications and future directions in research on emerging adulthood are discussed. (Contains 1 table and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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