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dc.contributor.authorMcVittie, Chris
dc.contributor.authorGoodall, Karen
dc.contributor.authorO'May, Fiona
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-29T21:29:59Z
dc.date.available2018-06-29T21:29:59Z
dc.date.issued2015-05
dc.identifierER3936
dc.identifier.citationMcVittie, C., Goodall, K. & O''May, F. (2015) Empowerment and Participation in Organized Outdoor Activities, Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, vol. 1, , pp. 82-91,
dc.identifier.urihttp://files.aiscience.org/journal/article/html/70320019.html
dc.identifier.urihttps://eresearch.qmu.ac.uk/handle/20.500.12289/3936
dc.description.abstractEmpowerment is a central focus for much work in community psychology. Yet what constitutes empowerment is commonly problematic, especially in relation to programs for young people. We report outcomes from a case study of a UK program designed to empower young people through participation in organized outdoor activities. Grounded theory analysis of data from program leaders (n=10) identified four themes as relevant to success, namely 1) acquiring skills, 2) increasing self-efficacy, 3) prior community links, and 4) challenges in in social participation. Attempts to elicit young people's (n=30)understandings were unsuccessful as they withdrew prior to completing the program. Such outcomes might be taken to indicate lack of engagement and lack of empowerment. On an alternative interpretation, however, lack of engagement might demonstrate participants' power to make meaningful decisions. This interpretation points to the difficulties of attempting to define empowerment in practice and of seeking to assess the success of such programs.
dc.format.extent82-91
dc.publisherPublic Science Framework
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Social Sciences and Humanities
dc.titleEmpowerment and Participation in Organized Outdoor Activities
dc.typearticle
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dc.description.facultydiv_PaS
dc.description.volume1
dc.description.ispublishedpub
dc.description.eprintid3936
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qmu.authorO'May, Fiona
qmu.authorMcVittie, Chris
qmu.authorGoodall, Karen
qmu.centreCentre for Applied Social Sciences
dc.description.statuspub
dc.description.number2


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