Determining the quality of youth-adult relationships within community-based youth programs

Kenneth R. Jones, Daniel F. Perkins

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There is a lack of research on assessing how society views youth voice and participation in youth programs. Youth taking on leadership roles and interacting with adults have shown success in establishing positive youth-adult relationships. This article introduces the Involvement and Interaction Rating Scale, a new measure that assesses the perceptions and experiences of youth and adult participants working together in various community-based efforts. The scale serves as a means to empower participants by enabling them to evaluate their own experiences to determine the quality of these experiences and acknowledge areas that need strengthening.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Extension
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education


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