Fostering Self-Regulation Skills in Youth: Examining the Effects of a Mentoring Curriculum in a Summer Recreation Program

Cass Morgan, Jim Sibthorp, Monica Tsethlikai

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Abstract

This study examined the effects of a mentoring curriculum embedded within a recreation program on youth's self-regulation. Self-regulation scores were collected on 64 youth participants: 29 in the comparison group and 35 in the treatment group. Using the Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Functions (Guy, Isquith, & Gioia, 2004) as a measure of self-regulation, scores were collected pre-, middle, and postrecreation program. Results indicated significant (p

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-18
Number of pages18
JournalLeisure Sciences
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - Feb 8 2016

Keywords

  • mentoring
  • positive youth development
  • recreation programming
  • self-regulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management

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