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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: The impact of the 'Girls on the Move' Leadership Programme on young female leaders' self-esteem
Authors: Taylor, John
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Keywords: youth development
young women
physical activity
Issue Date: Feb-2014
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Citation: Taylor J (2014) The impact of the 'Girls on the Move' Leadership Programme on young female leaders' self-esteem, Leisure Studies, 33 (1), pp. 62-74.
Abstract: Using findings obtained from an evaluation of the 'Girls on the Move' Leadership Programme in Scotland, this paper assesses the impact physical activity leadership courses and leading physical activities had on young women’s global self-esteem. While research has shown that engagement in youth development activities can contribute to an individual’s self-esteem, less is known about the impact of youth leadership on young people’s self-esteem. Based on pre-course and six-month follow-up surveys and using the Rosenberg self-esteem scale, it was found that increases in global self-esteem scores were highest in those that maintained an involvement in leading activities. The self-esteem of those attending training but not taking on leadership responsibilities remained largely unchanged. The findings indicate that youth leadership development has the power to make important contributions to the development of young people and youth development professionals should seek to provide meaningful leadership experiences for young people.
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