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Title: In it together: Exploring how belonging to a youth activist group enhances well-being
Author: Montague, A.C
Eiroá Orosa, Francisco José
Keywords: Joves
Compromís (Filosofia)
Psicologia del desenvolupament
Youth
Engagement (Philosophy)
Developmental psychology
Issue Date: 28-Jul-2017
Publisher: Wiley & Sons
Abstract: Despite some evidence that being an activist, particularly during adolescence, can positively affect well-being, activism has been rel- atively neglected in both psychology and youth civic engagement research. This study aimed to address this gap by exploring how being an activist as a teenager can positively affect personal devel- opment and well-being. Seven focus groups comprising adolescent humanrights activistswere conducted in classrooms throughout the United Kingdom. Inductive thematic analysis was used to identify four dominant themes-A place to go, Power in numbers, Skilling- up, and In it together¿which are discussed in relation to existing lit- erature. Because findings from this study suggest that there are a number of positive psychological benefits to being a youth activist, implications for psychology and youth civic engagement are also considered.
Note: Versió postprint del document publicat a: https://doi.org/10.1002/jcop.21914
It is part of: Journal of Community Psychology, 2017, num. 46, p. 23-43
Related resource: https://doi.org/10.1002/jcop.21914
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2445/124122
ISSN: 0090-4392
Appears in Collections:Articles publicats en revistes (Psicologia Clínica i Psicobiologia)

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