An Unexpected Success Story: Transition to Adulthood in Youth With Chronic Physical Health Conditions.

Title

An Unexpected Success Story: Transition to Adulthood in Youth With Chronic Physical Health Conditions.

Creator

Gortmaker SL; Perrin JM; Weitzman M; Homer CJ; Sobol Arthur M

Publisher

Journal Of Research On Adolescence (lawrence Erlbaum)

Date

1993

Subject

Multivariate Analysis; Adolescent Transitions; ADULTHOOD; TEENAGERS -- Health & hygiene; UNEMPLOYMENT

Description

We used data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY; 1987) to examine the relationship between having a chronic physical health condition during youth (ages 14 to 21), and the subsequent transition to adulthood among a nationally representative sample (10,485), followed from 1979 to 1986. We controlled for theoretically important baseline characteristics of the youths and their families in multivariate regression models examining educational attainment, marriage, income, unemployment, and self-esteem. Analyses suggest that adolescents and young adults with chronic physical health conditions are at a slightly higher risk of problems in early adult life, but these effects are overshadowed by more potent social, economic, and demographic characteristics of both the youths and their families of origin. These results were unexpected; we had hypothesized a wide variety of mechanisms whereby individuals with chronic conditions would not perform as well as their healthy peers in
1993

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Type

Journal Article

Citation

Gortmaker SL; Perrin JM; Weitzman M; Homer CJ; Sobol Arthur M, “An Unexpected Success Story: Transition to Adulthood in Youth With Chronic Physical Health Conditions.,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed May 17, 2022, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/11702.

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