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Title: Effect of Underemployment on School-Leavers' Self-Esteem
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1. Prause, JoAnn
Dooley, David
Effect of Underemployment on School-Leavers' Self-Esteem
Journal of Adolescence 20,3 (June 1997): 243-260.
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: Academic Press, Inc.
Keyword(s): Aptitude; Employment; Employment, Part-Time; Ethnic Groups; Gender Differences; High School Completion/Graduates; Poverty; School Dropouts; Self-Esteem; Socioeconomic Status (SES); Underemployment; Unemployment

Explores whether self esteem (SE) is adversely affected by economic underemployment as defined by unemployment, involuntary part-time employment, intermittent unemployment, and poverty income in a group of 3066 recent school leavers. Ss were part of the ongoing 1979 National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, designed to represent the population of individuals born between 1957 and 1964 in the US. Ss were interviewed in 1980, were in high school during that year, and were, at that time, less than 20 yrs. of age. All were reinterviewed in 1987. Results indicate that SE was significantly lower in each of the economically underemployed groups relative to the adequately employed after controlling for early SE, SES, gender, ethnicity, aptitude, age, and education. There were no differences in SE among the economically underemployed groups after adjusting for the control variables. Economic underemployment proved to be a distinct concept relative to self reported job satisfaction. Underemployment was negatively related to SE after controlling for perceived job satisfaction and the other control variables. (PsycINFO Database Copyright 1998 American Psychological Assn., all rights reserved.)
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Prause, JoAnn and David Dooley. "Effect of Underemployment on School-Leavers' Self-Esteem." Journal of Adolescence 20,3 (June 1997): 243-260.