NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ1113203
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Aug
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1077-5315
Rural Hispanic Youths' Perceptions of Positive Youth Development Experiences
Goedeken, Jill A.; Xia, Yan; Durden, Tonia; de Guzman, Maria Rosario T.
Journal of Extension, v54 n4 Article 4RIB3 Aug 2016
An exploratory study examined rural Latino youths' perceptions regarding positive youth development (PYD), particularly related to aspects such as the definition of PYD, potential benefits of PYD, and motivations for participating in PYD activities. A total of 28 self-identified Hispanic youths participated in focus groups. Findings suggest that participants identified key components of PYD (e.g., skills gained through participation) that are generally consistent with broader research on the topic. Youths' motivations for participating in PYD programs included familial encouragement, availability of the programs, and the engaging/enjoyable nature of the programs. Potential implications for Extension professionals are discussed.
Extension Journal, Inc. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nebraska
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A