registering a positive development trajectory throughout adolescence as a result of participation practices
Our results suggest that participation practices in early-to-mid-adolescence may be a good indicator of a positive developmental trajectory throughout adolescence, regardless of the levels of change that take place over time.
Beschreibung der Aktivität
participation in organized activities of youth work as a means to improve positive outcomes in adolescence
mean age = 13.37
teilnehmende Kinder und Jugendliche
Evaluierung der Aktivität
A homogenous sample of 299 youth (mean age = 13.37, SD = .41; 62% girls) were surveyed annually using questionnaires and phone interviews. The data used in this study were collected annually between Grades 7 and 11. In Grade 7, participation was measured using a paper-and-pencil questionnaire at school. In Grades 8, 9, 10, and 11, participation data were collected using structured phone interviews. The phone interview questions were identical to those that appeared in the Grade 7 paper-and-pencil-questionnaire.
youth activity participation, academic orientation, risky behaviours, internalizing problems, civic development, baseline control, familiy income
Academic Orientation: (a) grades, (b) educational aspirations, (c) self-perceptions of academic competence, and (d) skipping class (recoded) Risky Behaviors: (a) antisocial behaviors, (b) substance use, and (c) unsafe sex Civic Development: (a) commitments to civil society, (b) environmental sustainability, and (c) altruism
5-point Likert scale
392 initial participants, final sample comprised 299 youth
2003 - 2006 (grade 6 through 11)