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ERIC Number: EJ1138048
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Why Are OST Workers Dedicated--or Not? Factors That Influence Commitment to OST Care Work
Blattner, Meghan C. C.; Franklin, Anderson J.
Afterschool Matters, n25 p9-17 Spr 2017
Increasingly, youth development advocates, educators, and communities recognize the importance of out-of-school time (OST) activities for academic achievement and youth well-being. This study situates OST work in the workforce sector the career development literature calls "care workers". Working within that framework, the authors surveyed OST line staff and site directors to attempt to quantify factors that led them to be more or less dedicated to their care work. The findings have implications for staff recruitment, training, and retention, and for the institutional and policy development of OST programs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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