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The impact of adolescent work in family business on child-parent relationships and psychological well-being

TitleThe impact of adolescent work in family business on child-parent relationships and psychological well-being
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsHoushmand, M., Seidel M-D. L., and Ma D. G.
JournalFamily Business Review
Volume30
Pages242 - 261
Keywordsadolescents, depression, family firm, life course, parent–child relationship, self-esteem
Abstract

Previous ecological theory of human development research shows mixed results concerning the impact of adolescent work on psychological and family outcomes. We show the consequences of working in the family firm on adolescents' parental relationships, self-esteem, and depression, highlighting the importance of high-quality work experiences in the early life course. Weighted regression analysis of longitudinal data from Statistics Canada's National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth shows that those adolescents who work in their family firms on a year-round basis report a better relationship with their parents, and better psychological well-being than their nonfamily firm working counterparts.

URLhttp://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0894486517715838
DOI10.1177/0894486517715838
Document URLhttp://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/0894486517715838