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Table 3 Descriptive statistics of the study population (n = 2982)

From: Psychological resources in adolescence and the association with labour market participation in early adulthood: a prospective cohort study

  Agea Total Males Females
  n (%) or mean (SD) n (%) or mean (SD) n (%) or mean (SD)
LMP 12 months 25–29 2982   1485   1497  
 High   2591 (87) 1325 (89) 1266 (85)
 Low   391 (13) 160 (11) 231 (15)
SOC 15 2967   1477   1490  
 High   851 (29) 386 (26) 465 (31)
 Medium   1138 (38) 581 (39) 557 (37)
 Low   978 (33) 510 (35) 468 (31)
SOC 18 2149   986   1163  
 High   686 (34) 313 (34) 402 (32)
 Medium   725 (34) 340 (34) 388 (33)
 Low   735 (32) 333 (32) 373 (35)
Mastery 15 2930   1468   1462  
 High   936 (32) 513 (35) 423 (29)
 Medium   1193 (40) 615 (42) 578 (40)
 Low   801 (27) 340 (23) 461 (32)
Mastery 18 2088   953   1135  
 High   658 (32) 318 (33) 340 (30)
 Medium   734 (35) 349 (37) 385 (33)
 Low   696 (33) 286 (30) 410 (36)
Self-esteem 15 2932   1466    
 High   1234 (42) 736 (50) 498 (34)
 Medium   975 (33) 502 (34) 473 (32)
 Low   723 (25) 228 (16) 495 (34)
Self-esteem 18 2154   991   1163  
 High   839 (39) 491 (50) 348 (43)
 Medium   573 (27) 255 (26) 318 (27)
 Low   742 (34) 245 (25) 497 (30)
Household income 7–10 2982   1485   1497  
 High (< 13,489 €)   1082 (36) 548 (37) 534 (36)
 Middle (11072–13,489 €)   999 (34) 498 (34) 501 (33)
 Low (< 11,072 €)   901 (36) 439 (30) 462 (31)
Parents’ highest education   2875   1434   1441  
 Primary (> 10 years)   358 (12) 177 (12) 181 (13)
 Secondary (10–12 years)   1366 (48) 659 (46) 707 (49)
 Tertiary (> 12 years)   1151 (40) 598 (42) 553 (38)
Depressive symptoms, mean (SD) 15 2.2 (2.2) 1.9 (1.9) 2.5 (2.4)
Depressive symptoms, mean (SD) 18 2.9 (2.3) 2.4 (2.1) 3.2 (2.4)
Self-rated health (SRH) 15 2963   1472   1491  
 Good   2213 (75) 1178 (80) 1035 (69)
 Poor   750 (25) 294 (20) 456 (31)
Self-rated health (SRH) 18 2147   984   1163  
 Good   1383 (64) 714 (73) 669 (58)
 Poor   764 (36) 270 (27) 494 (42)
Negative life events 15 2928   1468   1460  
 No events   1772 (61) 918 (63) 854 (58)
 1–2 events   1026 (35) 499 (34) 527 (36)
 3–6 events   130 (4) 51 (3) 79 (5)
  1. aAge of respondents when data was collected; SD standard deviation