The Five Cs of Positive Youth Development in an Aotearoa/New Zealand program context

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Mercier, Jayne
Powell, Catherine
Langdon-Pole, Georgina
Finau, Fole
Hicks, Karen
Bourchier, Louise
Hampton, Jacqui
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New Zealand
positive youth development (PYD)
youth programmes
community services
youth development
Mercier, J., Powell, C., Langdon-Pole, G., Finau, D., Hicks, K., Bourchier, L., & Hampton, J. (2019). The Five Cs of Positive Youth Development in an Aotearoa/New Zealand Program Context. Journal of Youth Development, 14 (4), 36-58. doi:10.5195/jyd.2019.774
This study took a qualitative look at an Aotearoa/New Zealand-based positive youth development outdoor-education program in schools using the 5 Cs model of positive youth development. The iewpoints of young people, parents, and teachers were gathered, providing an opportunity to explore additional perspectives of the 5 Cs. All 5 Cs were seen to be present in the program and the 6 th C of contribution was also observed. The Cs of competence, confidence and connection featured strongly, whilst the C of connection appeared to be important to young people’s experience of the program. Young people and adults prioritized different outcomes, with adults focusing more on future impacts and young people identifying more immediate benefits. The findings of this study add to an understanding of the 5 Cs model beyond the American context and highlight areas for future research.
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Copyright (c) 2019 Jayne Mercier, Catherine Powell, Georgina Langdon-Pole, Daleki (Fole) Finau, Karen Hicks, Louise Bourchier, Jacqui Hampton
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