increased youth empowerment
Youth voice in decision making and program engagement had direct and mediating influences, respectively, on youth empowerment. After 6 months of program attendance, the active processes of voice and program engagement became most strongly associated with the agency-oriented concepts of youth empowerment.
Beschreibung der Aktivität
after school programs in Malaysia
To conduct the study, we specified a path model that situates youth-adult partnership (youth voice, supportive adult relationships) as a program experience, or predictor, that will have direct effects on youth empowerment (leadership competence, policy control) and community connectedness (community connection, school attachment).
teilnehmende Kinder und Jugendliche
Evaluierung der Aktivität
survey, 2 time points
Time point 1 & 2: youth voice in decision making, supportive adult relationships, leadership competence, policy control, school attachment, community connections; Time point 2: program engagement, program safety.
leadership competence (e.g., ‘‘I am often a leader in groups’’, ‘‘I would rather have a leadership role when I’m involved in a group project"); policy control (e.g., ‘‘My friends and I can really understand what’s going on with my community or school’’, ‘‘I am able to participate in community or school decision making")
Rated using a 5-point Likert-type scale ranging from "Strongly Disagree" to "Strongly Agree".
a total of 357 students participated in the initial survey and 207 students responded to the second survey
Shepherd Zeldin1 • Steven Eric Krauss2 • Taehan Kim3 • Jessica Collura1 • Haslinda Abdullah2 (2015): Pathways to Youth Empowerment and Community Connectedness: A Study of Youth-Adult Partnership in Malaysian After-School, Co-Curricular Programs IN Journal of Youth and Adolescence