Report

Young people, transition into work and mental wellbeing

A summary report prepared for the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation
Publisher
Mental health Youth Employee mental health Transition to work young workers Australia
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Description

The first empirical study used a longitudinal dataset to understand how job stressors (defined as high job demand, poor job control, job strain and job insecurity) contribute to mental health problems for young Australians. The study was followed by a systematic review of previous research on the effects of transition into employment and early working experiences on the mental health of young people. The third study was a qualitative study, where we interviewed young Australians about their lived experiences of transitioning from education to work.

The objectives of the studies were:

Study one: To conduct a longitudinal assessment of the relationship between job stressors and mental health in young Australians.

Study two: To systematically review the evidence on the effects of transition into employment and early working experiences on the mental health of young people.

Study three: To explore young people’s lived experiences of transitioning from education to work, and the impact of this on their mental health.

Publication Details
Publication Year:
2019