Publications

Journal Articles

2019 

Chesters, J., Smith, J. Cuervo, H., Laughland-Booÿ, J., Wyn, J., Skrbiš, Z., and Woodman, D. (2019). ‘Young adulthood in uncertain times: The association between sense of personal control and employment, education, personal relationships and health’Journal of Sociology. 55(2), pp. 389-408,  DOI:10.1177/1440783318800767.

Laughland-Booy, J and Skrbiš, Z (2019) ‘Cosmopolitan Acceptance: A model for understanding accepting views towards asylum seekers’ Studies in Arts and Humanities Journal (Special Issue on Asylum Narratives),4(2), pp. 5–18 ISSN 2009-8278 (Online) ISSN 2009-826X (Print).

Ghazarian, Z. and Laughland-Booÿ (2019) ‘Young people, political knowledge and the future of Australian democracy’. Australian Quarterly, 90(1), pp. 38-43.

Laughland-Booÿ, J. and Skrbiš, Z. (2019). ‘Analysing qualitative longitudinal interview data: A young person’s changing views towards partnership and parenthood’Sage Research Methods Datasets. DOI: 10.4135/978152647488

2018

Laughland-Booÿ, J., Skrbiš, Z. and Ghazarian, Z. (2018) ‘The voting strategies of young people: A conceptual framework’ Australian Journal of Political Science, 53(2), pp.143-159.

Laughland-Booÿ, J., Skrbiš, Z. and Newcombe P. (2018) ‘Identity and intimacy: A qualitative longitudinal study of young Australians‘, Journal of Adolescent Research, 33(6): pp. 725-751. DOI: 10.1177/0743558416684959

Laughland-Booÿ, J. and Skrbiš, Z. (2018) ‘Navigating the negative: Hearing the anti-asylum perspective’SAGE Research Methods Cases. DOI: 10.4135/9781526429407. 

Tranter, B. and Grant, R. (2018). ‘A class act? Social background and body modifications in Australia’, Journal of Sociology (online first). DOI: 10.1177/1440783318755017. 

Tranter, B. and Smith, J.( 2018)  ‘The mother of all effects? Stability and change in Greens party identification in Australia‘. Environmental Politics. Online First. DOI: 10.1080/09644016.2018.1518068.

2017

Laughland-Booÿ, J., Newcombe P. and Skrbiš Z. (2017) ‘Looking forward: Career identity formation and the temporal orientations of young Australians’. Journal of Vocational Behavior. 101, pp. 43-56. DOI: 10.1016/j.jvb.2017.04.005.

Laughland-Booÿ, J., Skrbiš, Z. and Tranter B. (2017) ‘Narratives of nationhood: Young Australians’ concepts of nation and their attitudes towards ‘boat people’. Journal of Sociology. 53(2), pp. 367-381.

Smith, J. and Skrbiš, Z. (2017) ‘A social inequality of motivation? The relationship between beliefs about academic success and young people’s educational attainment’British Educational Research Journal, 43(3), pp. 441-465.

Tomaszewski, W., Smith, J., Parsell, C., Tranter, B., Laughland-Booÿ, J., Skrbiš, Z. (2016) ‘Young, anchored and free? Examining the dynamics of early housing pathways in Australia’, Journal of Youth Studies, 20(7), pp. 904-926.

 

2016

Laughland-Booÿ, J., Skrbiš, Z. and Tranter B. (2016) ‘Crossing boundaries: Understanding the pro-asylum narratives of young Australians’, Ethnicities, 16(5), pp.752-769.

Smith, J. and Skrbiš, Z. (2016) ‘Arenas of comfort and conflict: Peer relationship events and young people’s educational attainment’. Journal of Youth Studies, 19(5), pp. 646-664.

Smith, J. (2016) ‘Same-sex marriage attitudes during the transition to early adulthood: A panel study of young Australians, 2008-2013’. Journal of Family Issues, 37(15), pp. 2163-2188.

 

2015

Chesters, J. and Smith, J. (2015) ‘Social capital and aspirations for educational attainment: A cross-national comparison between Australia and Germany’, Journal of Youth Studies, 18(7), pp. 932-949.

Laughland-Booÿ, J., Mayall, M. and Skrbiš, Z. (2015) ‘Whose choice?  Young people, career choices and reflexivity re-examined’Current Sociology, 63(4), pp. 586-603.

Smith, J., Hewitt, B. and Skrbiš, Z. (2015) ‘Digital socialisation: Young people’s changing value orientations towards internet use between adolescence and early adulthood’, Information, Communication & Society, 18(9), pp. 1022-1038.

 

2014

Tranter, B. and Skrbiš, Z. (2014) ‘Political and social divisions over climate change among young Queenslanders’, Environment and Planning A, 46, pp. 1638-1651.

Laughland-Booÿ, J., Skrbiš, Z. and Tranter, B. (2014) ‘Toleration or trust? Investigating the acceptance of ‘boat people’ among young Australians’, Australian Journal of Social Issues, 49(2), pp. 195-217.  

Skrbiš, Z., Woodward, I. and Bean, C. (2014) ‘Seeds of cosmopolitan future? Young people and their aspirations for future mobility’, Journal of Youth Studies, 17(5), pp.614-625.

 

2013 and earlier

Smith, J., Skrbiš, Z. and Western, M. (2013) ‘Beneath the digital native myth: Understanding young Australians’ online time use’, Journal of Sociology, 49(1), pp. 97-118. 

Skrbiš, Z., Western M., Tranter, B., Hogan D., Coates, R., Smith, J., Hewitt, B. and Mayall, M. (2011) ‘Expecting the unexpected: Young people’s expectations about marriage and family’, Journal of Sociology, 48(1), pp. 63-83. 

Tranter, B. and Skrbiš, Z. (2009) Trust and confidence: A study of young Queenslanders, Australian Journal of Political Science, 44(4), pp. 659-678.

Conference Papers

2019

Laughland-Booÿ J. and Skrbiš Z. (2019) ‘A matter of time: Undertaking qualitative longitudinal research’. 2019 Qualitative Methods Conference University of Alberta International Institute for Qualitative Methodology (May 1-3, 2019), Brisbane.

2018

Smith, J., Laughland-Booy, J., Parsell, C., Tranter, B. and Skrbis, Z.  (2018). ‘Precarious work in the Life Pathways of Young Australians: Insights from the Our Lives Project’, Paper presented at Inequalities in the Gig Economy era: Gender and generational challenges symposium (29-30 November, 2018), School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Melbourne.

Laughland-Booÿ, J. and Skrbiš, Z. (2018) ‘Undertaking longitudinal qualitative research: Insights from the Our Lives project’, Paper presented at  The Australian Sociological Association Conference, Precarity, Rights and Resistance (November 19-22, 2018) Melbourne, Australia.

McMillan, N. (2018) ‘Identity resolution within early adulthood and the persistent influences of socio-structural factors’, Paper presented at  The Australian Sociological Association Conference, Precarity, Rights and Resistance (November 19-22, 2018) Melbourne, Australia.

Smith, J. and Skrbiš, Z. (2018) ‘Getting a leg up: The determinants of parental support in early adulthood’, Paper presented at  The Australian Sociological Association Conference, Precarity, Rights and Resistance (November 19-22, 2018) Melbourne, Australia.

Laughland-Booÿ, J. and Skrbiš, Z. (2018) ‘Young Australians and the Future of Work: Insights from the Our Lives Project’, XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology (July 15-21, 2018) Toronto, Canada. 

Laughland-Booÿ, J. and Skrbiš, Z. (2018) ‘Young Australians and the Future of Work’ Paper presented at The 28th Annual National Conference of the Career Development Association of Australia,  (May2-4, 2018) Hobart.

Smith, J. (2018). ‘Understanding Processes of Digital Inequality in Australian Society.’ Paper presented at the XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology,  July 15-21, Toronto, Canada.

Smith, J., Laughland-Booy, J., Murphy, J. and Skrbis, Z. (2018). ‘The weight of precarity: How do changing experiences of work, study and relationships affect young Australians’ risk of developing a mental illness? Paper presented at the XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology,  July 15-21, Toronto, Canada.

 

2017

Tranter, B. and Smith, J. (2017). ‘Party ID (in)Stability among young Australian Greens’. Paper presented at The Australian Sociological Association Conference, Belonging in a Mobile World, November 27 – 30, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia.

Smith, J. (2017). ‘Measuring Digital Inequality in Australian Society: The Digital Disruption Scale’. Paper presented at The Australian Sociological Association Conference, Belonging in a Mobile World, November 27 – 30, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia.

Skrbiš, Z., Laughland-Booÿ, J. and Smith, J. (2017). ‘Our Lives: The Social Futures and Life Pathways of Young People in Queensland Project’. Invited presentation at the Youth Affairs Council of Victoria (YACVIC) Conference, 19 October, Melbourne, Australia. 

Tranter, B. and Smith, J. (2017). ‘Stability of Green Political Party Identification among Young People in Australia’. Paper presented at the Australian Political Studies Association Conference, Democracy and Populism: An Age of New Extremes? 25-27 September, Melbourne Australia. 

 

2016

Smith, J. and Parsell, C. (2016). ‘How do young Australians’ experiences of early adulthood affect their home ownership aspirations?’  Paper presented at The Australian Sociological Association Conference, Cities and successful societies, November 28 – 1 December, Melbourne, Australia.

Laughland-Booÿ, J., Skrbiš, Z. and Newcombe P. (2016). ‘Identity and Intimacy: A Qualitative Longitudinal Study of Young Australians’. Invited presentation at the ASPOG 42nd Annual Scientific Meeting, 28-30 July, Hobart, Australia. 

 

2015

Smith, J. and Skrbiš, Z. (2015). ‘Birth order, identity & life pathway formation: Findings from a cohort study of young Queenslanders’. Paper presented at The Australian Sociological Association Conference, Neoliberalism and contemporary challenges for the Asia-Pacific, November 23 – 26, Cairns, Australia.

Skrbiš, Z., Laughland-Booy, J. and Smith J., (2015). ‘The Future Partnering and Parenting Expectations of Young Australians’. Paper presented at the 2015 TASA Families, Relationships and Gender Symposium, 30-31 October, Melbourne.

Laughland-Booy, J. (2015). ‘Understanding the acceptance of ‘boat people’ by young Australians’. Invited presentation at the Symposium on ‘Public Attitudes to Refugees’, Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales, 24th July 2015.

 

2014

Smith, J. (2014). The meritocracy bias: Do young Australians’ beliefs about academic success compound educational inequalities?. Paper presented at The Australian Sociological Association Conference, 24-27 November, Adelaide.

Skrbis, Z. (2014). ‘Reflections on the Culture of New Individualism’, For and Against The New Individualism Conference, 14-15 August, Hawke Research Institute, University of South Australia.

Tranter, B. and Skrbis, Z. (2014). ‘Concern Over Climate Change Among Young Australians’. Paper presented at XVIII World Congress of Sociology, 13-19 July, Yokohama, Japan.

Smith, J. and Skrbis, Z (2014). ‘Understanding the impact of major life events on young people’s academic achievement and post-schooling careers’. Paper presented at XVIII World Congress of Sociology, 13-19 July, Yokohama, Japan.

 

2013

Skrbis, Z. and Laughland-Booy, J. (2013). Young People and Their Imagined Future Partners: Deal Makers and Deal Breakers, The Australian Sociological Association Conference, Reflections, Intersections & Aspirations,  November 25-28, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.

Laughland-Booy, J. and Skrbis, Z. (2013). ‘Crossing Boundaries: Investigating the Attitudes of Young Queenslanders Towards ‘Boat People”, The Australian Sociological Association Conference, Reflections, Intersections & Aspirations, November 25-28, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.

Smith, J. and Tranter, B. (2013). ‘Accounting for young Australians’ attitudes on same-sex marriage’, The Australian Sociological Association Conference, Reflections, Intersections & Aspirations, November 25-28, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.

 

2012 & earlier

Coates, R., Western, M. and Skrbis, Z. (2012) ‘Occupational Aspirations Account for Educational Aspirations: Questioning the Wisconsin Model of Socioeconomic Attainment’, The Australian Sociological Association Conference, Emerging and Enduring Inequalities, November 26-29, 2012, The University Of Queensland, Australia.

Laughland-Booy, J., Skrbis, Z. and Tranter, B. (2012) ‘A Practice of Toleration: Understanding the Attitudes of Young Queenslanders Towards Boat People’. The Australian Sociological Association Conference, Emerging and Enduring Inequalities, November 26-29, 2012, The University Of Queensland, Australia.

Smith, J., (2012) ‘Permission to Explore: Perceptions of Risk and Reward in Youth Internet Engagement’, The Australian Sociological Association Conference, Emerging and Enduring Inequalities, November 26-29, 2012, The University Of Queensland, Australia.

Western, M. (2012) The Wellbeing of Young Australians: Introducing the Our Lives Project, The National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM) Workshop Series, Communities and Child and Youth Wellbeing, September 5, 2012, The University of Canberra, Australia.

Tranter, B. and Skrbis, Z. (2011) ‘Attitudes toward global warming, climate change and other environmental issues among young Queenslanders’, Paper presented at The Australian Sociological Conference, 28 November – 1 December, Newcastle.

Smith, J. (2010) ‘Means, Motives & Opportunities: Investigating Differences in Young Australians’ Internet Use.’ TASA 2010 Conference Proceedings: Social Causes, Private Lives. Annual Conference of The Australian Sociological Association, 6-9 December, Macquarie University, Sydney.

Smith, J., Western, M. and Hewitt, B. (2011) ‘Where did the time go? Explaining young people’s online time use trajectories’. Poster presented at the Summer Meeting of ISA Research Committee 28 on Social Stratification and Mobility, 9-12 August 2011, University of Iowa, Iowa City, USA.

Mayall, M. and Laughland-Booy, J. (2011) ‘Reflexivity losers or individualisation’s winners?’, Australian Youth Affairs Coalition Conference, Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, May 30 – June 1, Darling Harbour, Sydney.

Western, M. (2010), “Adolescent Confidence in Social Aspirations: The Effects of Social Structure, Peer and School Characteristics”. Paper presented at XVII ISA World Congress of Sociology, 11-17 July, Gothenburg, Sweden.

Coates, R. (2009) ‘Accounting for the Socioeconomic Aspirations of Young Australians’. Paper presented at the Harvard Manchester Summer Workshop: Social and Inequality in Britain and the US, June 21-July 3 2009, Crewe Hall, Manchester, UK.

Hewitt, B., Skrbis, Z., and Western, M.  (2008) ‘Young adolescents’ expectations of divorce: The influence of parental divorce’. Paper presented at The 6th Meeting of the European Network for the Sociological and Demographic Study of Divorce, 18th and 19th September 2008, Statistics Norway, Oslo Norway.

Skrbis, Z. and Hewitt, B. (2008) ‘Ethnicity and the Importance of Education and Employment for Future Happiness among Young People in Queensland’. Paper presented at ANZHES/HES Conference, 8-11 December, Sydney.

Skrbis, Z., Western, M., Tranter B. and Hogan D. (2008) ‘Young People, Future Trajectories and Expectations: Report on Wave 1 Data from a Queensland Longitudinal Study’. Paper presented at The Australian Sociological Association Conference, 2-5 December, Melbourne.

Coates, R., Skrbis, Z. and Western M.(2008) ‘Second Generation Australians and their Aspirations: Do Gender and Ethnic Background Matter? TASA Conference Proceedings, 2-5 December, Melbourne.

Hewitt, B., Skrbis, Z. and Western, M. (2007) ‘ The Association Between Parental Divorce and Adolescents’ Expectations of Divorce.’  In Curtis, B. et al (eds) TASA & SAANZ Joint Conference Proceedings, Auckland, New Zealand.

Tranter, B. and Skrbis, Z. (2007) ‘Institutional Trust and Confidence among Young Queenslanders’.  In Curtis, B. et al (eds) TASA & SAANZ Joint Conference Proceedings, Auckland, New Zealand.

Skrbis, Z. and Woodward, I. (2007) ‘Young Australians and the Culture of Anticipatory Mobilities’. Paper presented at the TASA/SAANZ Conference, December, Auckland, New Zealand.

Coates, R. (2007) ‘The Aspirations and Status Attainment of Australian Children of Immigrant Parents: Lessons from the U.S. Literature‘.  In Curtis, B. et al. (eds) TASA & SAANZ Joint Conference Proceedings, Auckland, New Zealand.

Skrbis, Z. and Western M. (2006) ‘Future Orientations of Young People in Queensland: Report on Wave 1 Data.’ Paper presented at the Australian Sociological Association Conference, December, Perth.

Skrbis, Z. and Western, M. (2003) ‘New Pathways and Social Futures of Young Australians: A Pilot’. Paper presented at The Australian Sociological Association Conference, December, Armidale.

Research Theses

 

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Laughland-Booÿ, Jacqueline (2016) Voices of Acceptance: Investigating the Attitudes of Young Australians towards ‘Boat People’. PhD thesis (Sociology), School of Social Sciences, Monash University.

Coates, Rebecca (2014) Educational and Occupational Aspirations of Young Australians: Towards Understanding Socioeconomic Outcomes. PhD thesis (Sociology), School of Social Science, The University of Queensland.

Smith, Jonathan (2013) Youth Internet Engagement and Inequality in Australian Society. PhD Thesis (Sociology), School of Social Science, The University of Queensland.

 

Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

Brink, Katrina (2013) The Plans of Young People in Queensland for the Year after they Leave School. MPhil thesis (Sociology), School of Social Science, The University of Queensland.

 

Honours

Schoffelen, Nina (2018) Investigating Sources of Political Knowledge For First-Time Voters in Australia.  Honours thesis (Politics), School of Social Sciences, Monash University.

Sharp, Stephanie (2018) Navigating Change: Attitudes and Expectations Toward Intimate Relationships. Honours thesis (Sociology), School of Social Sciences, Monash University.

McMillan, Nathan (2017) Young Australians’ Life Pathways: The Socio-structural Impacts on Identity Resolution in the Transition to Adulthood. Honours thesis (Sociology), School of Social Sciences, Monash University.

Fraser, Carley (2015) Tattoos, Piercings and Youth: How Does Body Modification Fit into Young People’s Broader Identities and Life Circumstances? Honours thesis (Sociology), School of Social Sciences, Monash University.

Rose, Michelle (2014) Young Australians’ Fertility Intentions: The Influence of Education, Career and Marriage Aspirations on Family Planning. Honours thesis (Sociology), School of Social Sciences, Monash University.

Newport, Rebecca (2014) Online Social Activity amongst Australian Youth. Honours thesis (Sociology), School of Social Sciences, Monash University.

Coles, Laetitia (2012) Young Adolescents’ Participation in Volunteering: A Study of Queensland School Students. Honours thesis (Sociology), School of Social Science, The University of Queensland.

Smith, Jonathan (2007) Digital Natives: Student ICT Use and Educational Participation in Queensland Secondary Schools. Honours thesis (Sociology), School of Social Science, The University of Queensland.

Taylor, Emily (2007) Young Queenslanders and their Attachment to Local/Global Communities. Honours thesis (Sociology), School of Social Science, The University of Queensland.

Coates, Rebecca (2006) Children of Immigrant Parents and the Question of Aspirations for the Future: Understanding Segmented Assimilation Theory from a New Perspective. Honours thesis (Sociology), School of Social Science, The University of Queensland.