Adolescents, Work, and Family: An Intergenerational Developmental Analysis (Understanding Families Series v. 6)

Adolescents, Work, and Family: An Intergenerational Developmental Analysis (Understanding Families Series v. 6)

By: Michael D. Finch (editor), Jeylan T. Mortimer (editor)Hardback

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Description

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 offers directions for future research in this growing area of inquiry.

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Contents

Work, Family, and Adolescent Development - Jeylan T Mortimer and Michael D Finch Generational Differences in Early Work Experiences and Evaluations - Pamela J Aronson et al The Implications of Helpfulness for Possible Selves - Kathleen Thiede Call Adolescent Earnings and Relationships with Parents - Michael J Shanahan et al The Work-Family Nexus in Urban and Rural Ecologies Adolescent Work as an 'Arena of Comfort' under Conditions of Family Discomfort - Kathleen Thiede Call The 'Occupational Linkage Hypothesis' Applied to Occupational Value Formation in Adolescence - Seongryeol Ryu and Jeylan T Mortimer Effects of Adolescent Achievement and Family Goals on the Early Adult Transition - Ellen Efron Pimentel Future Directions for Research on Adolescents, Work, and Family - Michael D Finch and Jeylan T Mortimer

Product Details

  • publication date: 10/10/1996
  • ISBN13: 9780803951242
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 280
  • ID: 9780803951242
  • weight: 590
  • ISBN10: 0803951248

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