• Psychology, Medicine
  • Published in
    American journal of community…
    1990
  • DOI:10.1007/bf00931306

Meaningful involvement in instrumental activity and well-being: Studies of older adolescents and at risk urban teen-agers

@article{Maton1990MeaningfulII,
  title={Meaningful involvement in instrumental activity and well-being: Studies of older adolescents and at risk urban teen-agers},
  author={Kenneth I. Maton},
  journal={American Journal of Community Psychology},
  year={1990},
  volume={18},
  pages={297-320}
}
Meaningful involvement in instrumental activity, social support, and well-being were assessed in two studies. The first study focused on older adolescents enrolled in college (mean age, 18.8; N = 152), and the second on urban black male, and pregnant female, teen-agers (mean age, 17.1; N = 92), half of whom (N = 46) were school dropouts. In both studies, regression analyses indicated that meaningful instrumental activity was positively related to life satisfaction, independent of social support… CONTINUE READING

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