Success in High School, Success Later in Life

*The following is excerpted from an online article posted on HealthDay.

Being a good student in high school seems to translate into a better job and higher pay down the road, a new study suggests.

“Our research found that specific behaviors in high school have long-lasting effects for one’s later life,” said study lead author Marion Spengler.

Those behaviors and achievements included being a responsible student, being interested in school and having good reading and writing skills.

The results? Occupational success decades later. Specifically, having a better job both 11 years and 50 years after high school, the study found.

The finding came from an analysis of data on Americans who were high school students in 1960, including follow-ups on nearly 82,000 of them in 1971 and on about 2,000 people again in 2010.

The study found that positive high school factors were associated with higher income 50 years later, regardless of the person’s IQ or their parents’ income.

The findings were published Feb. 26 in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

“Student characteristics and behaviors were rewarded in high school and led to higher educational attainment, which in turn was related to greater occupational prestige and income later in life,” said Spengler, who’s from the University of Tubingen in Germany, in a journal news release.

Source: HealthDay
https://consumer.healthday.com/kids-health-information-23/adolescents-and-teen-health-news-719/success-in-high-school-success-later-in-life-731400.html

Help us reach the next generation of families

Donate
Back to Top
[reposted by] Jim Liebelt

[reposted by] Jim Liebelt

Jim is Senior Writer, Editor and Researcher for HomeWord. Jim has over 35 years of experience as a youth and family ministry specialist, having served over the years as a pastor, author, consultant, mentor, trainer, college instructor, and speaker. Jim’s HomeWord culture blog also appears on Crosswalk.com and Religiontoday.com. Jim and his wife Jenny live in Quincy, MA.

  • About HomeWord

    HomeWord helps families succeed by creating Biblical resources that build strong marriages, confident parents, empowered kids and healthy leaders. Founded by Jim Burns, HomeWord seeks to advance the work of God in the world by educating, equipping, and encouraging parents and churches. Learn More »

  • Support Our Mission

    HomeWord is non-profit, donor supported ministry. If you would like to partner with HomeWord in our effort to help more parents and families you can make a donation. Your investment will allow us to expand this ministry by offering more resources to families and churches in need.

  • Contact Information

    • HomeWord
      PO Box 1600
      San Juan Capistrano, CA
      92693

    • Send us an email

    • 800-397-9725
      (M-F: 8:30am-5pm PST)

Close