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Author: Staniec, Elisa Ann
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1. Staniec, Elisa Ann
Childhood Chronic Illness: How Does It Affect the Future Career Goals of the Individual?
M.S. Thesis, Graduate School, East Carolina University, 2021
Cohort(s): NLSY97
Publisher: ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT)
Keyword(s): Child Health; Depression (see also CESD); Health, Chronic Conditions; Health, Mental; Occupational Choice; Transition, Adulthood

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The purpose of this study is to investigate the negative impacts of chronic illness on future development and career choices in young adulthood. Young adults with a chronic illness diagnosed in childhood are challenged with illness-related stressors in addition to developmental stressors as they age. There is a need to better understand the direct impacts and potential for mediating factors that contribute to career choice in this population. The aims of this study are to emphasize the possibility of success to the future generations of children diagnosed with a chronic illness, with skills learned from childhood experiences, by pursuing healthcare careers. Secondary data was analyzed using the National Survey of Youth 1997 cohort. Overall results using regression suggest chronic illness had a significant impact on depression, limitations, and independence in adulthood. However, there is no significant relationship between childhood chronic illness and healthcare professions as a career path. Depression was found to mediate the association between childhood chronic illness and pursuing healthcare professions.
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Staniec, Elisa Ann. Childhood Chronic Illness: How Does It Affect the Future Career Goals of the Individual? M.S. Thesis, Graduate School, East Carolina University, 2021.