Work and leisure relationships

an exploration of life possibilities during adolescence

Millicent E. Poole*, George H. Cooney

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This study explored the relationship between leisure preferences and work/occupational aspiration for adolescents in Singapore and Australia. Three hypothesized relationships between the domains of "spillover", "compensation", and "segmentation" were investigated. Except for females in the Australian sample, it appeared that adolescents saw leisure preferences and occupational aspirations as two independent spheres of their personal futures, supporting the segmentation hypothesis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)475-486
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Youth and Adolescence
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1986

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