Journal article

Educational and Employment Outcomes among Young Australians with a History of Depressive Symptoms: A Prospective Cohort Study

Katrina Witt, Allison Milner, Tracy Evans-Whipp, John W Toumbourou, George Patton, Anthony D LaMontagne

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH | MDPI | Published : 2021

Abstract

The aim of this study was to investigate whether depressive symptoms reported during adolescence are associated with subsequent educational and employment outcomes, including whether experiences of depressive symptoms in adolescence are associated with higher exposures to adverse psychosocial job stressors among those who were employed in emerging adulthood. We used data from the Victorian arm of the International Youth Development Study (IYDS). Multiple logistic regression analyses were used to model the association of depressive symptoms reported in 2002 (wave one) and/or 2003 (wave two) and self-reported completion of compulsory secondary schooling, employment status, and exposure to a nu..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by a grant from Australian Rotary Health awarded to KW, ADL, AM, and JT. AM received additional funding from a Victorian Health and Medical Research Fellowship. Data were collected with the support of two National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) project grants (594793 and 1047902). Funders had no role in the design of the study, interpretation of results, or the decision to publish.