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dc.contributor.authorFurness, Kirstyen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Matt N.en_NZ
dc.contributor.authorVeale, Jaimieen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorGardner, Dianne H.en_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2019-12-12T22:31:56Z
dc.date.available2017en_NZ
dc.date.available2019-12-12T22:31:56Z
dc.date.issued2017en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationFurness, K., Williams, M. N., Veale, J., & Gardner, D. H. (2017). Maximising potential: The psychological effects of the youth development programme Project K. New Zealand Journal of Psychology, 46(1), 14–23.en
dc.identifier.issn0112-109Xen_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/13315
dc.description.abstractProject K is a positive youth development programme targeting 13-15 year old students with low self-efficacy. It involves three components: wilderness adventure, community challenge and individual mentoring. This longitudinal study aimed to investigate changes in self-efficacy, resilience, connectedness and wellbeing in students participating in Project K. Eighty students (59% male) were recruited from five secondary schools across the North Island of New Zealand for a quasi-experimental study. Participants displaying delinquent behaviour, self-harm, suicidal ideation, or an eating disorder were excluded. Over 14 months, six waves of measurement were completed by Project K participants (n = 49), while four waves of measurement were completed by a control group (n = 31). Analyses using multilevel models showed that completion of Project K had substantial positive effects on self-efficacy, resilience, and wellbeing, although the effect on connectedness was not significant. We conclude that Project K appears to be an effective positive youth development programme for adolescents with low self-efficacy.en_NZ
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherNew Zealand Psychological Societyen_NZ
dc.rightsThis article is published in the New Zealand Journal of Psychology. © 2017 New Zealand Psychological Society. Used with permission.
dc.subjectAdolesceneen_NZ
dc.subjectadventure educationen_NZ
dc.subjectwellbeingen_NZ
dc.subjectconnectednessen_NZ
dc.subjectresilienceen_NZ
dc.subjectself-efficacyen_NZ
dc.titleMaximising potential: The psychological effects of the youth development programme Project Ken_NZ
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.relation.isPartOfNew Zealand Journal of Psychologyen_NZ
pubs.begin-page14
pubs.elements-id193809
pubs.end-page23
pubs.issue1en_NZ
pubs.publication-statusPublished onlineen_NZ
pubs.volume46en_NZ


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