ERIC Number: ED173719
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Sep
Youth Development in the Youth Conservation Corps: An Exploratory Study of Personal and Social Development in Participants.
Hamilton, Stephen F.; Stewart, Steven K.
The impact of participation in Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) on the personal and social development of youth is measured with the Psychosocial Maturity Inventory. In addition, informal observations are recorded by staff members and participants. Personal background information and pretest scores indicate that participants differ substantially. Three elements appear to be particularly important in determining the quality of YCC experience: the competence of staff; the nature of the work performed; and the organizational structure of the programs. Changes in PSM scores are limited to an increase in the Trust Subscale and a decrease in the Tolerance Subscale. (PJC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: State Univ. of New York, Ithaca. Agricultural Experiment Station at Cornell Univ.; Department of the Interior, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY. Dept of Human Development and Family Studies.