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ERIC Number: ED473426
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Feb-13
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Positive Outcomes of Volunteering as a Peer Educator: A Qualitative Study.
Badura, Amy S.; Millard, Michele; Johnson, Christine; Stewart, Amber; Bartolomei, Steve
This study examines the suspected positive outcomes of participating as a volunteer in a peer education program. To address a need for empirical studies, the authors conducted a qualitative evaluation of 21 narratives written by graduating educators. Three raters analyzed these narratives through content analysis, supported by strong inter-rater reliabilities. Educators freely mentioned the targeted outcome variables at these rates: factual knowledge (57%), helping others (57%), friendships (48%), personal growth (38%), positive regard for the instructor (33%), skills (24%) and decision-making (5%). Overall, results support the positive impact of participating as a peer educator and direct future quantitative outcome research. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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