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作者 Squires, Gretchen Elizabeth
書名 Female juvenile offenders and adventure-based programming: A qualitative analysis of the experiences of mentoring, socialization, self-esteem and self-efficacy, and physicality
國際標準書號 9780542314070
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說明 272 p
附註 Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 66-09, Section: A, page: 3223
Adviser: Paula Dupuy
Thesis (Ph.D.)--The University of Toledo, 2005
Research data related to the study of juvenile delinquency and effective interventions is grossly lacking. Many programs are scaled down versions of adult interventions that are designed primarily for male populations. This study qualitatively explored the female adolescent offenders' experiences of an adventure-based program. They built a storage shed for a Habitat for Humanity home with a female carpenter and two other adults. Observational data and semi-structured interviews described their experiences. Phenomena of interest included: mentoring, self-esteem and self-efficacy, socialization, and physicality
Participants spoke of adults in the shed build with a sense of family. Personal sharing as well as kindness and praise took place between the girls and the adults. Participants and the adults engaged in a great deal of fun teasing. Participants described their experiences of the adults in the build as "fun." They spoke descriptively of the teaching and learning that took place throughout the build. Two girls described mistreatment by adults in their lives
Each participant described a considerably different community peer experience. One focused much attention on discussions of her boyfriend; another spoke of having no friends; and another spoke largely of criminal peers. One spoke of her boyfriend's controlling behavior. Two spoke of boyfriends as "what you see is what you get." All three girls got along well throughout the shed build, functioning as a team
Interview responses and observations were far richer than the terms self-esteem and self-efficacy, resulting in the theme "presentation of self." Six categories: attribution, image, confidence and pride, altruism, gender, and criminality, emerged
Prior to the build, all participants were involved in sports to some extent. Throughout the build, all were physically active and none were observed complaining of the challenges involved. They all expressed that the physical work made them feel good about themselves and they would do such a project again
Participant recommendations included: effective role models for youth, helpful, caring adults, non-nagging adults, additional adventure-based programs for youth, and more programs for girls. One girl stated that the only available programs for young girls were pregnancy programs
School code: 0232
Host Item Dissertation Abstracts International 66-09A
主題 Education, Guidance and Counseling
Psychology, Clinical
Alt Author The University of Toledo
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