increased likelihood for civic enagement of young people
Measures designed to assess self-rated concepts related to positive youth development and perceptions of capacity in relation to civic engagement were completed by young people in October 2010 (Time 1) and again in May 2011 (Time 2). A cross-sectional analysis of the Time 1 data survey data, which was based on a sample of 289 young people attending Foróige projects showed that young people who had previously taken part in a Citizenship Programme rated themselves as more likely to get involved in a community issue in the future than those who had not taken part in a Citizenship Programme.
Beschreibung der Aktivität
Foróigne Citizenship programme
The purpose of the programme is to promote community awareness and connection for young people, being implemented in youth clubs and projects.
total participants 2011: 2494;
teilnehmende Kinder und Jugendliche
Evaluierung der Aktivität
Quantitative Fragebogenerhebung (schriftlich/offline), Qualitative Interviewbefragungen (persönlich), Fokusgruppen, Sekundäranalyse von Daten, Dokumenten, audiovisuellen Materialien etc.
In order to address various domains, a combination of literature review, qualitative and quantitative methods was used. The academic literature in relation to youth citizenship and civic engagement was reviewed in order to put the Foróige Citizenship Programme in context. The review of literature involved a search of academic databases such as Web of Knowledge and Science Direct and a search of the NUI, Galway library using key words such as ‘youth citizenship’ and ‘civic engagement’. The qualitative methods included a review of secondary data, interviews and focus groups. Groups entering the citizenship awards submit a project report from to Foróige which includes details about the group and the project they have undertaken. The aim of the youth survey was to use standardised measures to assess whether participation in the Foróige Youth Citizenship Programme impacted on participants’ civic attitudes and behaviour.
youth survey: 289 participants at Time 1, 177 participants at Time 2