Apprentices: Young people in transition

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Apprentices: Young people in transition

by Tim Corney and Karin du Plessis

Incolink and the Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies
August 2011
ISBN 
9780646551883, 180pp.

Apprentices: Young people in transition

The health and wellbeing of young workers – and young men in particular – is an area often neglected in the youth research literature. This resource addresses this neglect by showcasing evidence-based findings from research conducted over a number of years with apprentices and young workers in the building and construction industries in Victoria. The diversity of topics presented attests to the range of difficulties and challenges that many young working people encounter as they transition from school to work.

Introduction: Transitional complexities and the health and wellbeing of apprentices
Tim Corney & Karin du Plessis

Chapter 1: Apprentices mentoring relationships: The role of ‘significant others’ and supporting relationships across the work-life domains
Tim Corney & Karin du Plessis
First published in Youth Studies Australia, v.29, n.3, 2010, and reproduced with permission

Chapter 2: Trust, respect and friendship: The key attributes of significant others in the lives of young working men
Karin du Plessis &Tim Corney
First published in Youth Studies Australia, v.30, n.1, 2011, and reproduced with permission

Chapter 3: 'I can cope': Young men’s strengths and barriers to seeking help
Karin du Plessis, Lauren Hoiles, David Field, Tim Corney & Melanie Napthine
First published in Counselling Australia, v.9, n.4, 2009, and reproduced with permission

Chapter 4: Financial management and young Australian workers
Nicki Dowling, Lauren Hoiles, Tim Corney & David Clark
First published in Youth Studies Australia, v.27, n.1, 2008, and reproduced with permission

Chapter 5: Responsible drinking knowledge: A comparison of Australian apprentices and university students
Nicki Dowling, David Clark & Tim Corney
First published in Youth Studies Australia, v.25, n.3, 2006, and reproduced with permission

Chapter 6: Blue-collar apprentices’ substance use: Prevalence rates, reasons for use, and regional and age differences
Karin du Plessis & Tim Corney
Forthcoming in Youth Studies Australia, and reproduced with permission

Chapter 7: Australian apprentices and gambling
Nicki Dowling, David Clarke, Lynda Memery & Tim Corney
First published in Youth Studies Australia, v.24, n.3, 2005, and reproduced with permission

Chapter 8: Blue-collar apprentices and bullying: Their experiences and its relation to their resilience, satisfaction and self-rated health
Karin du Plessis & Tim Corney
Forthcoming in Australian and New Zealand Journal of Organisational Psychology,and reproduced with permission

Chapter 9: Diet and nutrition: A literature review of factors influencing blue-collar apprentices
Karin du Plessis

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