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dc.contributor.authorBrink, Andrea JW
dc.contributor.authorWissing, Marié P
dc.identifier.citationBrink, A.J.W. & Wissing, M.P. 2013. Towards a theory-based positive youth development programme. Journal of child and adolescent mental health. 25(1):7-22. []en_US
dc.identifier.issn1728-0591 (Online)
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this study was to develop and describe an intervention programme for young adolescents, guided by the Positive Youth Development Intervention (PYDI) model, which provides a perspective on the facilitation of development in a more positive trajectory. The key concepts and processes suggested by the PYDI model were further analysed and broadened using existing literature for operationalisation and application purposes. Self-regulation is the central process effectuating developmental change, within the contexts of: a) the navigation of stressors; and b) the formulation and effective pursuit of relevant personal goals. Self-regulation, together with a developmental perspective, provided guidelines regarding the relevant skills and knowledge. These are facilitating: a) identity development; b) formulation of goals congruent with the latter; c) decision-making skills; d) coping skills; e) regulation of affect and cognition; and f) socialisation skills. The relevant content areas and the manner of the facilitation of these are indicated. The theory-based programme can be implemented and its effect empirically evaluated. Levels of hope, problem-solving efficacy and social efficacy may serve as, inter alia, indicators of developmental change.en_US
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_US
dc.titleTowards a theory-based positive youth development programmeen_US
dc.contributor.researchID10174524 - Wissing, Maria Philipina

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