Influences on Adolescents' Vocational Development

J. T. Mortimer, K. Dennehy, C. Lee

This report examines five influences on adolescents' vocational development, using data from a recent longitudinal study of high school students in St. Paul, Minnesota. The influences examined included the relationship between allowances teenagers receive and economic concepts; vocational development in school for high- and low-risk adolescents; the implications of adolescent work experience for the formation of occupational values; and volunteerism among contemporary youth. Finally, the report examines the relationship between gender and adolescent attitudes toward future educational, vocational, and family plans.

MDS-268 / January 1993

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