The goal of this research was to identify different profiles of involvement in activities and the relations to psychosocial indicators for these differing groups.Activity profiles were created using cluster analytic techniques for 918 adolescents' responses in 11 activity domains.
Positive group experiences, moreover, have been shown to contribute to student learning, retention and overall college success (Astin, 1997; Tinto, 1998; National Survey of Student Engagement, 2006).
Properly structured, group projects can reinforce skills that are relevant to both group and individual work, including the ability to: While the potential learning benefits of group work are significant, simply assigning group work is no guarantee that these goals will be achieved.
The Journal of Early Adolescence 2012 Deutsch summarized by UMass Boston clinical psychology student Laura Yoviene Problem: Most after-school programs are activity-oriented and aim to serve a specific purpose (i.e., sports, gang prevention), whereas mentoring programs offer a more relationally based intervention and have been linked to a myriad of positive youth outcomes.
Accordingly, with more than 3 million youth across the country participating in youth mentoring (Mentor, 2006), new program formats are in demand.
Results: High levels of connectedness were prevalent in all groups, however, the frequency of specific social processes led to important differences in groups based on levels of relationship satisfaction.
Groups with higher levels of relational satisfaction demonstrated: Conclusions: Overall, this study shows how adding an activity-driven group component to a mentoring program can foster a sense of connection and be beneficial to both the one-on-one and group relationship satisfaction.
Psychological Science in the Public Interest, 6(2), 31-55.
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Results indicated that adolescents' activity involvement was related to their psychological and behavioral functioning and that the profiles of participation across activity settings provide a more holistic view of teens' choices than do single variable models.
Structured Activity elements are used in Activity diagrams.