Employment during adolescence is associated with depression, inferior relationships, lower grades, and smoking

Shay Largie, Tiffany Field, Maria Hernandez-Reif, Christopher E. Sanders, Miguel Diego

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A self-report questionnaire was administered to high school seniors to collect data on the psychological, behavioral, and social aspects of their lives. It was found that employment was associated with (1) greater depression; (2) inferior relationships with parents and best friend, including less time and physical contact with parents; (3) lower grade point average; and (4) smoking.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)391-401
Number of pages11
Issue number142
StatePublished - Jun 1 2001


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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