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ERIC Number: EJ1216523
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0306-9885
The Effect of Positive Psychology Interventions on Hope and Well-Being of Adolescents Living in a Child and Youth Care Centre
Teodorczuk, Krysia; Guse, Tharina; du Plessis, Graham A
British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, v47 n2 p234-245 2019
This study evaluated the effect of positive psychology interventions (PPIs) on hope and well-being among adolescents living in a child and youth care centre (CYCC) in South Africa. Adolescents (n = 29) were allocated to either the experimental or control group through matched sampling. The experimental group engaged in one-hour intervention sessions weekly for six weeks. Measures of well-being and hope were recorded at three time intervals. Independent- and paired-sample t-tests were conducted to establish group differences. There were no statistically significant differences in well-being and hope between the two groups after the interventions. We discuss moderating factors and offer a qualitative reflection to better understand these outcomes. With this understanding, preliminary guidelines are proposed for implementing PPIs in CYCCs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Africa
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