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Peer support and youth engagement


Ariffin, Zaifunizam and Krauss, Steven Eric and Abdullah, Haslinda and Ortega, Adriana and Ali, Zuraidah (2017) Peer support and youth engagement. International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences, 7 (8). pp. 629-634. ISSN 2222-6990

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This papers presents the preliminary results of a qualitative study on peers support and youth engagement. Data was obtained using in-depth interview; a total of 14 active and engaged youth shared their experience about how they got involved with and became engaged in youth organization programs and/or community work. The data elicited indicate peer their peers’ support and encouragement are important determinants in maintaining youth active and engaged in an organization or community programs. In addition, the preliminary results suggest that positive peer-based leadership program is the way forward to foster and maintain young people’s participation and engagement in youth organization and/or community based programs.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Institute for Social Science Studies
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Publisher: Human Resource Management Academic Research Society
Keywords: Youth engagement; Peer support; Peer relationships
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2018 14:19
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2018 14:22
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