Year: 2001 Source: Journal of Adolescent Research, v.16, no.5, (September 2001), p.429-455 SIEC No: 20040756

This study examined young adult sequelae of participation in high school activities & identity group for 900 participants from the Michigan Study of Life Transitions. Performing arts participation predicted more years of education as well as increases in drinking between ages 18 & 21, & higher rates of suicide attempts & psychologist visits by the age of 24. Further findings are discussed. (36 refs)