Journal article

Adolescent Care-Orientation and Positive Development in Young Adulthood

Delyse Hutchinson, George J Youssef, Adrienne Buhagiar, Samantha Teague, Jacqui A Macdonald, Primrose Letcher, Chris Greenwood, Jennifer McIntosh, John W Toumbourou, Bill WT Hallam, Helen Skouteris, Ann Sanson, Craig A Olsson

Journal of Adolescent Health | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2019


PURPOSE: This study examined the extent to which care-oriented attitudes and behaviours in adolescence (e.g., volunteering) predict positive development (PD; e.g., life satisfaction and meaning/purpose) in young adulthood (19-28 years). METHODS: The analytic sample comprised 1,359 participants participating from a 35-year (16 wave) population-based cohort study (The Australian Temperament Project). Adolescent care-oriented attitudes and behaviours were defined in mid-adolescence (15-16 years). Young adult PD was defined by latent growth curve modelling across three waves (19-20, 23-24, and 27-28 years). RESULTS: There was considerable variation in PD at the beginning of young adulthood (19-2..

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Awarded by Australian Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

This research was funded by a project grant from the Australian Research Council to Principal Investigators Ann Sanson, Craig Olsson, and Diana Smart, 2008-2011 (DP0987573) and a grant from the Financial Markets Foundation for Children Australia to principal investigators Craig Olsson, Delyse Hutchinson, and Joanne Ryan, 2015-2016.