The implications of adult identity for educational and work attainment in young adulthood.

@article{Benson2012TheIO,
  title={The implications of adult identity for educational and work attainment in young adulthood.},
  author={Janel E. Benson and Monica Kirkpatrick Johnson and Jr Glen H. Elder},
  journal={Developmental psychology},
  year={2012},
  volume={48 6},
  pages={
          1752-8
        }
}
This study investigates the relation of young adult identities (ages 18-22 years), reflecting subjective age and psychosocial maturity, to educational and career attainment in young adulthood (ages 25-29 years). Add Health data show that having an older subjective age alone does not curtail attainment; the critical issue is the level of psychosocial maturity that accompanies subjective age. Those with older subjective ages and low psychosocial maturation have the lowest attainment at ages 25-29… CONTINUE READING

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