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ERIC Number: EJ907704
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 35
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 117
ISSN: ISSN-0034-6543
Capturing Unique Dimensions of Youth Organized Activity Involvement: Theoretical and Methodological Considerations
Bohnert, Amy; Fredricks, Jennifer; Randall, Edin
Review of Educational Research, v80 n4 p576-610 Dec 2010
Despite increased focus on the effects of organized activities on youth development, there is currently no consensus about the best way to assess various dimensions of involvement. This article explores the complexities of assessing involvement and focuses specifically on the following organized activity dimensions: (a) breadth, (b) intensity, (c) duration/consistency, and (d) engagement. For each dimension, the article examines the theoretical underpinnings for why it is important to measure the dimension, presents measurement issues that have arisen in previous studies, describes how the dimension relates to developmental outcomes, and offers recommendations for assessing it in future use. A conceptual model is presented to describe issues that are important to consider when assessing various dimensions of organized activity involvement in future research. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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