improved sense of club belonging
It was analysed whether the length of time that respondents are members of their clubs has any bearing on the club climate scales. In all cases, members who report that they are two years in the club have lower scores than both first time attenders and those in the clubs for three years or more.
Beschreibung der Aktivität
Foróigne volunteer led Youth Clubs
youth development’ measures at youth club level, including social, psychological/emotional and general life skills
118 participants in the service (time 1), 71 participants (time 2)
age range 11,5-18,5 years, average age 15 years
teilnehmende Kinder und Jugendliche
Evaluierung der Aktivität
Quantitative Fragebogenerhebung (schriftlich/offline), Qualitative Interviewbefragungen (persönlich), Fokusgruppen
The study employed a mixed methods approach of quantitative and qualitative instruments to research the topic. A small sample of Foróige Youth Clubs participated in completing questionnaires at the beginning and end of the club year. Surveys of members, focus groups with members and interviews with leaders were conducted for this research. Nine clubs returned questionnaires for 118 members for Survey 1, completed in September/October 2010. At the second survey stage at the end of the year (May 2011), six of the same clubs returned questionnaires for 71 club members. The sample sizes for both periods are sufficient to conduct multivariate levels of analysis and tests of statistical significance.
one year (September/ October 2010-May 2011)