Great Expectations Unmet: The Impact of Adolescent Educational Expectations on Deviant Coping During the Transition to Adulthood

Citation

Cundiff, Patrick R. (2017). Great Expectations Unmet: The Impact of Adolescent Educational Expectations on Deviant Coping During the Transition to Adulthood. Sociological Inquiry. vol. 87 (3) pp. 449-471

Abstract

Previous research has shown that during adolescence, holding high expectations of college education serves as a protective factor for delinquency and substance use. Little is known whether the protective factor of college expectations extends into young adulthood, especially among ambitious youth who do not earn a degree. Using longitudinal data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, this research focuses on the longer term effects of adolescent educational expectations on deviant coping. This study finds that failing to realize realistically high expectations of college education during the transition to adulthood increases an individual's likelihood of deviant coping during the transition to adulthood.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/soin.12156

Keyword(s)

GENERAL STRAIN THEORY

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Sociological Inquiry

Author(s)

Cundiff, Patrick R.

Year Published

2017

Volume Number

87

Issue Number

3

Pages

449-471

Edition

December 3, 2016

ISSN/ISBN

1475-682X

DOI

10.1111/soin.12156

Reference ID

7031