Adolescents, Work, and Family: An Intergenerational Developmental Analysis

Adolescents, Work, and Family: An Intergenerational Developmental Analysis

by Jeylan T. Mortimer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803951248

ISBN-13: 9780803951242

Pub. Date: 08/15/1996

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Based on an eight-year study, this book examines how the work experiences of adolescents, both at home and in the paid workforce, affect their lives and their relationships. The book is unique in that it studies not only adolescents, but their parents as well.

Among their findings the contributors reveal: the importance of work quality and context in

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Based on an eight-year study, this book examines how the work experiences of adolescents, both at home and in the paid workforce, affect their lives and their relationships. The book is unique in that it studies not only adolescents, but their parents as well.

Among their findings the contributors reveal: the importance of work quality and context in developing youth competence; the similarity between parents and children in their perception of the benefits and costs of youth work; how paid work can contribute to positive family relationships; how positive work experiences can buffer the adolescent from stressful family problems; and how adolescents' work plans influence their transition to adulthood. In addition, the book

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803951242
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
08/15/1996
Series:
Understanding Families Series, #6
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1Work, Family, and Adolescent Development1
2Generational Differences in Early Work Experiences and Evaluations25
3The Implications of Helpfulness for Possible Selves63
4Adolescent Earnings and Relationships With Parents: The Work-Family Nexus in Urban and Rural Ecologies97
5Adolescent Work as an "Arena of Comfort" Under Conditions of Family Discomfort129
6The "Occupational Linkage Hypothesis" Applied to Occupational Value Formation in Adolescence167
7Effects of Adolescent Achievement and Family Goals on the Early Adult Transition191
8Future Directions for Research on Adolescents, Work, and Family221
References237
Index253
About the Editors265
About the Contributors266

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