AIM: Working younger when they are investigated in terms of family structure, socio-economic condition and work condition, working environment, friends relation and for various reasons and in terms of expectations, due to risks they carry, they constituted an important group for preventive mental health studies. This study is conducted to determine working youngsters self esteem, communication skills, coping skills.
METHODS: The samples of this descriptive study consist of 79 headworkers and foreman students between the ages of 1524, in the education year of 2004-2005 in Zonguldak Occupation Education Center. The data was collected by the following means: Estimating Communication Skills Scale, Rosenberg Self-esteem Scale, Coping with Stress Scale, and Personal Information Form, prepared by the researchers.
RESULTS: Average of the age group of the study is between 20.87+2.07 and 70.5% are male. 81.0 % of the youngsters reported that they work in order to acquire a job. Communication skills mean score was 72.15+12.66, self esteem mean score was 2.33+1.97 in the study group. Scores obtained for subgroups of stress coping scale are as follows self confident 2.22+0.59, self unconfident 1.57+0.59, submissive attitudes 1.27+0.63, optimistic attitudes 2.15+0.58 and seeking of social support 1.81+0.63 were determined. Between age and communication skills: between taking role decision making and self esteem, between taking role unconfident and submissive attitudes in coping stress: between working period and self esteem and between confident attitudes in coping stress: between using money and coping with stress with confident attitudes meaningful relationships were determined (p
Working youth, self-esteem, communication skills, cooping with stres