ERIC Number: EJ905747
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
An Evaluation of Hope Following a Summer Camp for Inner-City Youth
Kirschman, Keri J.; Roberts, Michael C.; Shadlow, Joanna O.; Pelley, Terri J.
Child & Youth Care Forum, v39 n6 p385-396 Dec 2010
This study reports changes in the positive psychology construct of hope resulting from adolescents' participation in a 6 week summer camp devoted to developing dance and psychosocial competence skills. Over 5 years, the inner-city camp participants were selected from substantial at-risk situations. Significant positive changes in overall hope were observed pre and post camp with no further changes observed in a 4 month follow-up. Possible contributions to the increase and maintenance of higher hopeful thinking, specific to an inner-city population, are discussed.
Descriptors: Adolescents, Summer Programs, Urban Areas, Youth, Psychological Patterns, Dance Education, Social Development, Emotional Development, Thinking Skills, Interpersonal Competence, At Risk Persons, Program Evaluation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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