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Depressive Symptoms in Adolescence as a Predictor of Young Adult Employment Outcomes

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Department of Psychiatry, Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center

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Mental and Social Health | Psychiatry | Psychiatry and Psychology | Vocational Education | Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling


Young adulthood is a unique developmental period when the foundations for long-term career trajectories are established. Depressive symptoms during adolescence may negatively impact career exploration activities and long-term outcomes. Data from Waves I and VI of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health will be used to explore the impact of depressive symptoms in adolescence on employment status in young adulthood, including quality indicators (e.g. benefits, level of autonomy), satisfaction, and career-relevance of that employment.

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Available under a Standard YouTube License.


Taped in March 2015 at the 28th Annual Research & Policy Conference on Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Behavioral Health in Tampa.

Produced by UMass Medical School's Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center (SPARC).

Published on YouTube on August 5, 2015.

Also presented as a paper presentation at the 3rd International Conference on Youth Mental Health. Montreal, Quebec. October 2015.


depression, adolescents, employment

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