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ERIC Number: EJ1007989
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Apr
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0140-1971
Correlates of Long-Term Participation in a Physical Activity-Based Positive Youth Development Program for Low-Income Youth: Sustained Involvement and Psychosocial Outcomes
Ullrich-French, Sarah; McDonough, Meghan H.
Journal of Adolescence, v36 n2 p279-288 Apr 2013
This study examined correlates of long-term participation in a positive youth development (PYD) program. Low-income youth (N = 215) age 8-13 of diverse ethnicity participating in a summer physical activity-based PYD program completed questionnaires at the beginning and end of the program (year 1) and at the beginning of year 2. Those with lower BMI and higher attendance and leader support perceptions were more likely to return to the program the following year. Self-worth and leader support perceptions at time 2 were higher for returners compared to non-returners. Among returners, hope increased from year 1 to year 2 and increases in global self-worth across the first year were maintained over one year. Social support is linked to continued PYD participation. Returners had increased and/or sustained positive perceptions of self-worth and hope. Programs are encouraged to foster staff-participant relationships and self-worth, and minimize barriers associated with weight status. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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