Role configurations in young adulthood, antecedents, and later wellbeing among Finns born in 1966
Keywords:adult roles, childhood, early adulthood, psychosocial well-being
The aim of this study was to identify latent classes of role configurations among Finnish cohort members born in 1966, based on education, employment, housing, marital status, and parenthood, and to investigate their antecedents and individual psychosocial wellbeing outcomes. Data from the Northern Finland Birth Cohort 1966 (NFBC66) (N= 11, 825) were used to identify the latent classes at the age of 25–26, together with register data on education, employment, partnership, and parenthood from official registers, and data from a postal questionnaire on living arrangements, administered at age 31, and used as proxies for the 25 to 26 year old situation. Four classes were identified by latent class analysis. Multinomial logistic regression was used to investigate the classes’ association with their antecedent conditions and logistic/ordered logistic regression with their wellbeing outcomes.
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