NEETs in a rural region of Southern Europe: perceived self-efficacy, perceived barriers, educational expectations, and vocational expectations

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The aim of this research is to understand the influence of demographic and professional experience factors on the self-efficacy and perceived barriers of rural Portuguese youths not in employment, education or training (NEET), as well as on their educational and vocational expectations at age 35. These indicators are involved in the compromise mechanism of choice of the circumscription and compromise theory, a construct that describes the reason why certain vocational alternatives are progressively restricted among young adults. Most of the participants (n = 137) were female (62 per cent...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Youth; Participation; Employment; Policy

Keywords: Youth at risk; Barrier; Perception; Rural; Aspirations; Policy implications

Geographic subjects: Portugal; Europe

Published: Abingdon, England: Taylor and Francis, 2017

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Journal title: Journal of youth studies

Journal volume: 20

Journal number: 9

Journal date: November 2017

Pages: pp. 1109-1126

ISSN: 1367-6261, 1469-9680 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 130.502

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