Date of Award

3-18-2015

Document Type

Thesis and Dissertation

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Department of Psychology

First Advisor

Kimberly T. Schneider

Abstract

An introduction to the experience of part-time work during adolescence is a key developmental and learning milestone during the lifespan. However, work engagement is an often overlooked construct during this time period as it relates to adolescent development. Specifically, this study examined the antecedents and correlates of work engagement. A sample of working adolescents included 97 participants from four high schools who completed an online survey. Work engagement, school engagement, work-school conflict, job type, job characteristics, hours worked per week, and job satisfaction was measured using self-report questionnaires. Support was found for job satisfaction correlating with work engagement. Task significance and task identity was also found to be significant predictors work engagement. Support was not found for work-school conflict moderating the relationship between work and school engagement, work engagement differing by job type, and work hours predicting work engagement.

Comments

Imported from ProQuest Strong_ilstu_0092N_10480.pdf

Page Count

45

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Psychology Commons

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