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ERIC Number: EJ814845
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0044-118X
Adolescent Future Expectations of Work, Education, Family, and Community: Development of a New Measure
McWhirter, Ellen Hawley; McWhirter, Benedict T.
Youth & Society, v40 n2 p182-202 2008
The development and validation of a measure of adolescent future expectations associated with work, education, family, health, and church/community participation is presented. The 25-item measure was administered to a sample of 389 7th- to 12th-grade urban poor and working-class Chilean students. Results of an exploratory principal axis factor analysis with oblimin (oblique) rotation revealed a five-factor structure for the measure. Evidence of concurrent validity is supported by subscale correlations with a series of other measures, and internal consistency estimates for subscales and the full scale are strong. This promising measure has potential utility for understanding Chilean and other adolescents' future expectations in distinct domains. Recommendations for additional research are provided, including validation of this measure in other national and cultural contexts. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 10; Grade 11; Grade 12; Grade 7; Grade 8; Grade 9; High Schools; Junior High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Chile