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dc.contributor.authorKerr, Laura
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-14T18:25:29Z
dc.date.available2013-01-14T18:25:29Z
dc.date.issued2013-01-14
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10464/4176
dc.description.abstractResearch has shown that after school programs can provide children with opportunities that help foster positive development and adaptation. Current research meets the need for identifying short term outcomes, program standards, and short term evaluation techniques, however less understood is the lasting meaning of participation for previous participants after their participation. The purpose of this study was to explore the meaning and perceived impacts of participation in a preventative, skill-building after school program for former participants. Using an exploratory case study approach, interviews were conducted with six previous participants of the Virtual YMCA and a former school principal. Reconstructed narratives and analyzed transcripts show that participants do still derive meaning and significance from their participation in the program, although highly individualized. Significant aspects of the program are identified, as well as the participant’s perceived impacts which are still present today. Discussion for practitioners, researchers, and funders is provided.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherBrock Universityen_US
dc.subjectchild developmenten_US
dc.subjectmarginalizeden_US
dc.subjectafter school programsen_US
dc.subjectcommunity recreationen_US
dc.subjectoutcomesen_US
dc.titleThe Meaning of the Virtual YMCA After School Program for Former Participants: An Exploratory Studyen_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertationen_US
dc.degree.nameM.A. Applied Health Sciencesen_US
dc.degree.levelMastersen_US
dc.contributor.departmentApplied Health Sciences Programen_US
dc.degree.disciplineFaculty of Applied Health Sciencesen_US
dc.embargo.termsNoneen_US
refterms.dateFOA2021-08-08T02:17:14Z


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