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Trust, respect and friendship: The key attributes of significant others in the lives of young working men

du Plessis, Karin and Corney, Tim ORCID: 0000-0002-1980-6835 (2011) Trust, respect and friendship: The key attributes of significant others in the lives of young working men. Youth Studies Australia, 30 (1). pp. 17-26. ISSN 1038-2569 (print) 1839-4914 (online)

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Abstract

sample of 146 male construction industry apprentices (predominantly young men) in Australia self-reported on their significant relationships, as well as the key attributes of these relationships. The findings indicated that the young men shared events, disclosed confidences and looked for help and support from family, romantic partners and close friends. The key attributes of these relationships were trust, respect and friendship. Of concern are the 10 per cent of apprentices who are at risk of social isolation and who did not have anyone to turn to for support.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: construction industry, apprentices, young men, supportive relationships, stressful relationships, friendships, psychological health, career support, career direction
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1608 Sociology
FOR Classification > 1701 Psychology
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > College of Education
Depositing User: Ms Julie Gardner
Date Deposited: 12 May 2014 02:23
Last Modified: 09 May 2019 06:56
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/24850
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