Working in High School and Adaptation in the Transition to Young Adulthood among African American Youth
José A. Bauermeister; Marc, A. Zimmerman; Tracey, E. Barnett; Cleopatra Howard Caldwell
Journal of Youth and Adolescence 36(7): 877-890
Researchers have found mixed support for documenting whether work is protective or harmful during adolescence. This study examined the association between work and problem behaviors among African American youth (N = 592; 53% female; M = 14.8 years, SD = .60) followed from mid-adolescence to young adulthood over eight Waves (90% response rate over the first four Waves and a 68% response rate across all eight Waves).