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Title: Attitudes and Work Performance Among Young Men During the Transition from School to Work
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1. Frantz, Roger Scott
Attitudes and Work Performance Among Young Men During the Transition from School to Work
American Economist 26,1 (Spring 1982): 43-50.
Also: http://www.jstor.org/pss/25603359
Cohort(s): Young Men
Publisher: Omicron Delta Phi
Keyword(s): Educational Aspirations/Expectations; Health, Mental; Internal-External Attitude; Mobility; Racial Differences; Simultaneity; Transition, School to Work; Work Attitudes

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This study attempts to build on earlier ones utilizing longitudinal survey data by assuming that labor market performance and attitude changes during work are simultaneously determined. That is, attitudes which affect work performance are simultaneously affected by them, as well as by non-work experience. A model is designed to estimate these relationships for young men who are experiencing their initial full-time contract with the labor market, which investigates how attitudes affect labor market performance during the transition from school to the world of work. Taken together the results indicate that internal-external attitudes have substantial effects on subsequent labor market performance and that they are responsive to work. Furthermore the data supports the hypothesis that economic progress among blacks can be enhanced through the development of internal attitudes among blacks. This development, in turn, is seen as dependent upon increasing the mobility of blacks which would assure them of greater wage gains with the aging process. Finally the "phase transition" seen occurring between the ages of 21 and 24 would seem to show that $1 spent on "mental health" at age 21 may be as productive as many more dollars spent at age 25.
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Frantz, Roger Scott. "Attitudes and Work Performance Among Young Men During the Transition from School to Work." American Economist 26,1 (Spring 1982): 43-50.