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dc.contributor.authorHumphrys, Kathryn
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-24T14:01:39Z
dc.date.available2014-03-24T14:01:39Z
dc.date.issued2014-03-24
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10464/5274
dc.description.abstractYouth are critical partners in health promotion, but the process of training young people to become meaningfully involved is challenging. This mixed-methods evaluation considered the impact of a leadership camp in preparing 42 grade seven students to become peer health leaders in a ‘heart health’ initiative. The experiences of participants and their sense of agency were explored. Data were collected from pre and post camp surveys, focus groups, student journals and researcher observations. Findings indicate that relationships with peers and adults were key to agency development, and participants appeared to broaden their perspectives on the meanings of ‘health’ and ‘leadership.’ Significant changes on two sub-scales of the Harter Perceived Competence Scale for Children were also found. Suggestions for practice and further research are provided.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherBrock Universityen_US
dc.subjectYouth Participationen_US
dc.subjectHealth Promotionen_US
dc.subjectPeer Health Educationen_US
dc.subjectAgencyen_US
dc.subjectMixed-methods Evaluationen_US
dc.titleBecoming Peer Health Leaders: A Mixed-Methods Evaluation of a Youth Leadership Camp Preparing Peer Leaders for Participation in a Health Promotion Initiative.en_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.dateFOA2021-08-02T02:05:56Z


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