Wirkungsnachweis aus der Literatur

Langfristig (> 5 Jahre)
Makro (Gesellschaft)

desire of participants to support the personal growth of younger generations

gesellschaftliche Partizipation

Consistent with international research (e.g. McFarland and Thomas 2006), through these improved relationships with individuals younger than themselves, participants consistently demonstrated a strong inclination to help others and support peers and other young people to ‘grow and develop’, and demonstrated a strong desire to ‘give back’: “If we hadn’t had been involved in that [development of new youth facilities] I don’t think I would have really thought too much about the next generation. For the first time it was like, it wasn’t just me and my age group that mattered but what we left behind, what would our lasting impact on them be like.”; Edward; “My involvement with the organisation has led me to the involvement I now have in a disabilities charity as a children’s buddy.”; Danielle; “It was that step (chairing the youth forum) in the journey which made me become more independent and want to more volunteering with other kids, you know ‘give something back’.”

Beschreibung der Aktivität

several youth participation focused project of voluntary sector organizations
several youth participation focused project of voluntary sector organizations The voluntary organisation who had engaged these young people is a small, locally-operating VSO who have an established history in delivering youth participation focused services.
21 to 26 years (when interviewed), they were engaged 10 years previously
teilnehmende Kinder und Jugendliche
Freiwillig engagierte Jugendliche

Evaluierung der Aktivität

Qualitative Interviewbefragungen (persönlich)
Interviews were semi-structured, each following a similar line of questioning whilst allowing for individual perspectives and events to be discussed (Mason 1996, Kvale 2007). Each interview lasted approximately one hour, was recorded, transcribed and analysed in order to explore the content of the interview (Oliver, Serovich, and Mason 2005). [...] Sampling of the interviewees was purposive - members of staff from the VSO acted as gatekeepers and contacted a range of former youth participants who had been involved in one of these youth participation focused projects and sought consent for their contact details and names to be passed over to the researchers. [...] Pseudonyms have been used where participants have been quoted, as outlined at the end of this section.
ten former participants (5 female and 5 male)