Around 6 in 10 young people (61.3 percent) believe they are now more confident as a consequence of participating in Advance. Likewise, around 56 percent indicate that they are now more confident when speaking to people they do not know. These positive outcomes are validated by teachers, who overwhelmingly believe that Advance has had beneficial impacts on self-esteem, confidence and communication skills. The higher teacher mean scores (4.1 to 4.4) and agreement levels (between 91 percent and 97 percent) are consistent with their direct observation of so many young people clearly benefiting from the programme.
Beschreibung der Aktivität
Advance programme by Victoria University
Advance is a flexible school-based programme for young people to volunteer or implement a project of benefit to their communities in the state of Victoria, in Australia.
teilnehmende Kinder und Jugendliche
Evaluierung der Aktivität
Data collected through pre- and post-surveys of young people and a summative questionnaire undertaken by teachers.
young people’s perceptions of personal attributes, skills, knowledge and community engagement at the point of entry and exit from the programme
The surveys employed a 5-point Likert scale; Levels range from 1 for "Strongly Disagree" to 5 for "Strongly Agree", with 3 ("Neither Agree nor Disagree") effectively a neutral response.
1,056 young people completed the pre-programme survey, representing around 8 per cent of the 14,129 young people participating in Advance in 2008. A total of 985 young people (7 per cent) completed the post-programme survey. A total of 35 teachers and 24 community partners completed the respective school and community group postprogramme surveys
2007 - 2008