more involvement in activity participation over time as a result of early participation practices
Youth with high levels of participation in early-to-mid-adolescence may also remain more involved over time, although perhaps to a lesser degree. Nonetheless, based on our findings, a high level of participation during early-to-mid-adolescence might be a best participation practice during adolescence. For those working with young people, this could suggest putting extra effort into promoting activity participation during the transition to middle school.
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
393 initial participants, final sample comprised 299 youth
2004 - 2006 (grade 6 through 11)