Participation in work, school and leisure activities provides young people with important opportunities to develop their vocational identities and career pathways; it also plays acrucial role in their school-to-work transition processes. Three studies to devise the Working, Studying, and Leisure Time Questionnaire, which assesses adolescents'concepts of work, studying, and leisure time were conducted. The first study served to formulate the instrument's items and to verify its factorial structure; the second used confirmatory factor analysis to test the instrument's multidimensional structure; and the third evaluated its discriminant validity and factorial structure invariance across gender.Results showed that the questionnaire is an effective and multidimensional measure for collecting data on adolescents' concepts of work, study, and leisure time. It can also serve school and vocational guidance purposes and in screening adolescents whose ideas of work, studying, and leisure time poorly reflect current labor market demands. Finally, suggestions for intervention are provided.

Ferrari, L., Nota, L., Soresi, S., & Ginevra, M. (2015). Concepts of work, studying, and leisure time in adolescents. In J. Merrick (a cura di), Child and adolescent health issues (A Tribute to the Pediatrician Donald E. Greydanus) (pp. 61-79). Nova Science Publishers, Inc..

Concepts of work, studying, and leisure time in adolescents

GINEVRA, MARIA CRISTINA
2015

Abstract

Participation in work, school and leisure activities provides young people with important opportunities to develop their vocational identities and career pathways; it also plays acrucial role in their school-to-work transition processes. Three studies to devise the Working, Studying, and Leisure Time Questionnaire, which assesses adolescents'concepts of work, studying, and leisure time were conducted. The first study served to formulate the instrument's items and to verify its factorial structure; the second used confirmatory factor analysis to test the instrument's multidimensional structure; and the third evaluated its discriminant validity and factorial structure invariance across gender.Results showed that the questionnaire is an effective and multidimensional measure for collecting data on adolescents' concepts of work, study, and leisure time. It can also serve school and vocational guidance purposes and in screening adolescents whose ideas of work, studying, and leisure time poorly reflect current labor market demands. Finally, suggestions for intervention are provided.
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Concept of work, school, leisure time, adolescents
English
Child and adolescent health issues (A Tribute to the Pediatrician Donald E. Greydanus)
9781634635745
Ferrari, L., Nota, L., Soresi, S., & Ginevra, M. (2015). Concepts of work, studying, and leisure time in adolescents. In J. Merrick (a cura di), Child and adolescent health issues (A Tribute to the Pediatrician Donald E. Greydanus) (pp. 61-79). Nova Science Publishers, Inc..
Ferrari, L; Nota, L; Soresi, S; Ginevra, M
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